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US PV to build 25MW solar project in India

First Solar’s advanced thin film modules selected as part of mission to boost PV power in India

The 25MW PV project is part of India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to install 20,000MW of solar power by 2022

Advanced US PV is being used for a 25MW solar project as part of a mission to increase solar installations in India. Arizona firm First Solar has made an agreement with Indian power producer Green Infra for the supply of the US company’s advanced thin-film solar modules for the project in India's Rajasthan state.

The project is part of the second batch of utility-scale solar projects concluded under India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, which aims to install 20,000MW of new solar electricity generating capacity by 2022. First Solar will supply the modules for the project, which Green Infra has developed.

The project is expected to produce 46 million kWh units of clean electricity per year. This is equivalent to the annual electricity needs of more than 19,000 average Indian households.

Sujoy Ghosh, First Solar's India country head, said: "Today, India is on the path of becoming one of the leading nations in the solar energy sector, and we are excited to be a part of this journey. Our latest project with Green Infra is a significant project under the National Solar Mission that will help India meet its energy security needs. Large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants are the key to achieving economies of scale and reducing the cost of solar electricity for everyone."