First So­lar marks 1 GW mile­stone in In­dia

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First So­lar an­nounced that it has achieved one gi­gawatt (GW) DC of pho­to­voltaic (PV) so­lar ca­pac­ity shipped to In­dia, mak­ing it the first thin film PV mod­ule man­u­fac­turer to achieve this mile­stone in the country.

Su­joy Ghosh, First So­lar’s Country Head for In­dia, said, “Our cus­tomers and stake­hold­ers in In­dia are ben­e­fit­ting from dif­fer­en­ti­ated tech­nol­ogy that has proven its su­pe­rior en­ergy yield by de­liv­er­ing 5-9% more en­ergy, as com­pared to polysil­i­con-based mod­ules.”

He em­pha­sised, “Thin film mod­ules to­day have higher con­ver­sion ef­fi­ciency and re­quires lesser land per MW, com­pared to poly sil­i­con-based mod­ules. Our tech­nol­ogy roadmap has us on a path to even greater con­ver­sion ef­fi­cien­cies, which will en­able so­lar plants to be even more com­pet­i­tive against con­ven­tional en­ergy sources.”

First So­lar has been present in In­dia since 2011, and pro­vides its CdTe thin film mod­ules to so­lar devel­op­ers. The com­pany also self-de­vel­ops util­ity scale so­lar PV projects and through its In­dian sub­sidiary have 200 MWac of projects with con­tracted long-term PPA’s un­der de­vel­op­ment and op­er­a­tion in In­dia.

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