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Asia’s largest solar park connected to India grid
Asia’s largest solar park in India has been officially connected to the grid. The plant, which is in the Indian state of Gujarat, was connected in the presence of the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.
The Gujarat solar park has a total end capacity of 600 MW. Among the technical partners of the project is firm SolarWorld AG who participated in the work by supplying high quality solar power modules with a total output of 10.6 MW.
“India is one of the markets of the future for photovoltaic technology worldwide,“ Asbeck said. “Already today, solar power plants are a genuine alternative to fossil fuels in the region and they are being strongly supported by deliberate political funding in individual Indian states.”
In addition, the demand for roof-mounted plants for commercially used surfaces and private households is increasing noticeably. Already last year, SolarWorld AG started building up a network of specialist partners and training installers in order to further promote the supply of complete roof-top plants in India.
In the part of the project for which SolarWorld AG supplied the modules, the company cooperated with its partner NKG Infrastructure. The free-field sites are located in the community of Charanka in the Patan District in the Northwest of India. A total of 46,000 SolarWorld modules were installed there that supply more than 30,000 people every year with clean energy from the sun. The state of Gujarat is among the most sun-pampered regions in the Indian subcontinent.