Adani Group, one of India’s largest private power producers, announced to develop a 200MW solar plant in India and has signed a purchase agreement with Suntech. Suntech will supply solar panels for the solar plant, while Adani Power will develop, design, build and operate it. The project will be one of the world’s largest solar power plants when becoming operational by 2016.
Suntech and Adani Power have recently completed a 9.3MW solar project in Gujarat, India. The 200MW project will be located in the Tamil Nadu state in Southern India, and will utilize Suntech’s Vem PV series modules. The solar plant is expected to generate approximately 330GWh of solar electricity per year, enough for powering 367,000 households and offset around 281,700 tons of CO2 emissions.
“We're excited to be continuing our partnership with Adani Power, who has proven to be an important and strong partner to have in developing the solar industry in the region and in India," said Haibo Xiong, president of Suntech. " We expect that this 200 MW project is the breaking point for Suntech's presence in India as we continue to collaborate with Adani Power."
China’s “One Belt and One Road” policy makes it a massive infrastructure investor. Clean energy infrastructure and solutions are highly priorities in the investment strategies, which will provide developing countries with alternative energies. The Indian government sets ambitious goal to install up to 100GW of solar by 2022 so that the partnership between Adani Group and Suntech will be helpful as the country is moving towards the goal.
“We believe this landmark project will help showcase solar energy's capabilities in providing India with clean and sustainable energy,” commented Eric Luo, CEO of Shunfeng International Clean Energy, Suntech's parent company.