13 December 2010

First Solar to supply modules to India’s ACME for 15MW project

First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA has agreed to supply its cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic modules to ACME Tele Power Ltd (ATPL) of New Delhi, India, which provides solutions for alternative energy and wireless telecoms, for a 15MW (DC) solar power plant in the state of Gujarat. Delivery is expected to take place by March 2011 to fulfil the Gujarat government’s expectations.

First Solar is one of the few firms in the world that possess a complete set of capabilities required to realise very large photovoltaic solar projects, comments ACME’s chairman & managing director Manoj Kumar Upadhyay. “This agreement is in line with our endeavour of pioneering turnkey solar technologies in India,” he adds.

“Our hope is that this project will mark the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship between the two companies as we begin to develop the nascent Indian solar market and ACME demonstrates its expertise in engineering, procurement and construction of projects with First Solar modules,” says ACME’s executive VP Atul Sabharwal.

“We see India as a land of immense opportunity and potential,” comments First Solar’s executive VP of marketing & product management TK Kallenbach. “We are pleased to collaborate with a leader like ACME to contribute to the country through the development of clean, affordable, sustainable solar electricity.”

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