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German firm completes 26MW solar plant on former military site in India

Juwi completes solar farm redevelopment project in Rajasthan to save 12,000 tonnes of CO2 a year

The Indian PV plants, which are based on a former military site, is another example of the developing trend of land-conversion solar projects

A German solar firm has completed solar plants in India totalling 26MW. With its Indian business partner Green Infra Limited, energy firm juwi, based in Germany, has completed two solar power systems in the Indian state of Rajasthan, based on a former converted military site.

Together, the solar plants have an annual energy yield of 46,500,000kWh. They will save 12,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. 17MW have already been connected to the grid.

Shiv Nimbargi, managing director and CEO Green Infra, and Rajeshwara Bhat, managing director juwi India, said: “India has become one of the most promising solar markets in the world today. Green Infra and juwi India together look to play a key role in developing India’s solar market and in connecting larger plants to the grid in the coming years.”

Converting land into solar plants around the world is becoming a focus for solar firms in the BRIC countries. One example includes Chinese PV developer JinkoSolar, which was chosen to supply its modules for a redevelopment project to transform a US landfill into a solar array in June 2012.