Source: The Economic Times, Aug 10, 2016
KOLKATA: First Solar has connected 130 mw solar power utility to the national grid, it announced on Wednesday.
The company announced commercial operations of two of its units at Andhra Pradesh (80 megawatt) and Telangana (50 megawatt). These projects are part of the 260MW project portfolio wholly owned by First Solar in India.
Electricity generated from the projects will be purchased by the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited under a 25 year power purchase agreements.
The 130 megawatt plants collectively will produce enough energy to power approximately 227,500 average homes in India, and will displace over 204,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The project will be powered by more than 1.4 million First Solar modules, offering highly predictable energy in all climates and applications.
“After achieving a recent milestone of 1 gigawatt of solar generation capacity in India, we have added 130 megawatt of utility-scale solar power to the grid, growing our portfolio of operational solar assets to a cumulative capacity of 150 MW” said, Sujoy Ghosh, First Solar’s country head for India.”