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Spanish solar company expands its operations in India with €34m investment

T-Solar connects its second Indian PV power plant in Gujarat, with an installed capacity of 12.3 MWp to generate 19.4GWh a year

T Solar was the first Spanish company to connect a solar energy plant to the Indian grid and now has two plants in the country

The T‐Solar Group, a major independent power producer of photovoltaic solar energy in Spain, has connected its second PV power plant in India. This milestone is part of the company’s strategic growth plan for the BRIC country.

The new plant in Nayaka (Gujarat), with an installed capacity of 12.3 MWp, will generate 19.4GWh a year. It will help the country’s national grid to meet a demand for electricity that is increasing as fast as the Indian economy is growing. The power plant consists of 96,885 panels installed over a 36.4 hectare site.

T‐Solar also has another 5 MWp photo‐voltaic power plant in Osiyan (Rajasthan) that has been operational since October 2011, providing the electricity grid with 8.5 GWh a year. It was the first photoelectric power plant to be connected to the Indian grid by a Spanish company and one of the first to come on line under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

The total investment in the photovoltaic projects amounts to €34m and they generate enough energy to supply over 49,000 people. T‐Solar is consolidating its operations in a market with enormous potential for the immediate future. India’s energy requirements together with its growth make it an outstanding setting for photo‐voltaic investment, as the scalability, rapid installation and simplicity of this technology make it highly beneficial to the country.

The news from T Solar follows other EU companies, including Siemens, contributing to solar power in India. The German firm was awarded an order in March 2012 to supply solar receiver technology for the Abhijeet power plant, which is being built in Rajasthan.