14 February 2011

Moser Baer to use 25MW of First Solar CdTe PV modules

First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA has announced that Moser Baer Clean Energy Ltd (MBCEL), the solar subsidiary of Moser Baer Projects Private Ltd (MBPPL) of New Delhi, India, will procure 25MW DC of its cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic modules for its solar power generation projects. Delivery is expected to take place by the end of June.

MBCEL was established in 2008 to undertake development of renewable power projects worldwide, and owns and operates solar power projects globally. It is currently India's largest solar power development company, with a presence in key international markets. MBCEL has about 500MWp under development across multiple states in India and a project portfolio of over 200MWp in Europe to be developed by 2012. The firm has already commissioned a 5MWp PV project in Tamil Nadu and 13MWp of PV projects in Germany (the first of which was completed in December 2009 in Nordendorf).

“We are very happy to have selected First Solar for meeting part of the requirement for our projects,” says Lalit Jain, MBCEL’s chief operating officer, International Operations. “MBCEL is developing over 300MWp of solar power projects in Germany, Italy, US, Australia and India, and this marks the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship in the long run,” he adds.

“We are pleased to collaborate with a leader like MBCEL to contribute to India's development of clean, affordable, sustainable solar electricity, providing our advanced thin-film technology and expertise in large-scale solar PV systems,” says TK Kallenbach, First Solar’s executive VP of marketing & product management. “India’s rich solar resource, unique energy needs and commitment to solar energy represent a tremendous opportunity for First Solar as we expand our global reach into emerging solar markets.”

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