16 January 2012

CdTe PV maker Abound and Solarsis announce commissioning of 1MW plant in Andhra Pradesh, India

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar module maker Abound Solar of Loveland, CO, USA and Solar Integration Systems India Pvt Ltd (Solarsis) of Hyderabad in India have announced the official commissioning of a 1MW photovoltaic plant in Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh, India on 14 January, less than a year after the two firms announced a long-term partnership targeting the fast-growing Indian solar market.

The project was commissioned under the Rooftop and Other Small Solar Power Generation Plant (RPSSGP) Scheme administered by IREDA under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). It is the first project in the state of Andhra Pradesh to use Abound Solar’s modules. Abound Solar says that the combination of its low-cost modules, along with Solarsis’ home-grown tracking and mounting solution, cut down on the overall balance-of-system (BoS) cost of the project.

“This plant will generate operational data on different technology performance in Indian weather conditions as this 1MW plant uses 620KW of thin-film-based Abound modules and 380KW of crystalline silicon with single-axis tracking technology,” notes Solarsis’ Venkat Rajaraman.

“India is a key market for Abound Solar due to our US-made CdTe panel’s excellent performance in India’s climate, our commercial focus over the past two years, and our successful use of US Export-Import Bank financing” says Abound’s president & CEO Craig Witsoe. “We have a significant installed base in India and see this growing in 2012,” he adds. “Solarsis is a good partner for us, offering project and local industry expertise.”

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