Abound Solar and Solarsis commissions solar plant in Andhra Pradesh, India


Abound Solar and Solarsis commissions solar plant in Andhra Pradesh, India


By Green Tech Lead Team : Abound
Solar, a manufacturer of thin-film photovoltaic modules, and Solar Integration
Systems (Solarsis), a solar system integration company in India, announced the
commissioning of 1MW solar photovoltaic plant in Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The project deployed Abound Solar cadmium
telluride (CdTe) thin-film modules. The combination of Abound Solar’s low-cost
modules and Solarsis’ racking and mounting solution cuts 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,” said Venkat Rajaraman,
CEO of Solarsis.

This 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).

“India is a key market for Abound Solar due
to our U.S.-made CdTe panel’s excellent performance in India’s climate, our
commercial focus over the past two years and our successful use of U.S.
Export-Import Bank financing. We have a significant installed base in India and
see this growing in 2012,” said Craig
Witsoe, president and CEO of Abound Solar.

In early 2011, Abound Solar announced a partnership and distributorship agreement with Thesan. The companies will
work together to provide functional and economic solutions based on Abound
Solar’s next-generation thin-film modules and the innovative design of Thesan’s
racking system “Around You” which reduces labor costs associated with module
installation up to 57 percent.

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