Solar Project in Telangana by First Solar India
US-based First Solar Inc (FSLR), a thin film solar module manufacturer and developer of solar projects worldwide, plans to build a 45-Mw capacity solar power generation project in the new state of Telangana through its Indian subsidiary.
This is First Solar India company’s first project in India. Globally, it currently has project pipeline of more than 2,500-Mw.
The project includes construction at two different sites in Mahabubnagar district and is expected to commence commercial operation by May 2015.
It will supply electricity through the grid to the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana State Limited (TSSPDCL) at a tariff of Rs 6.49 a unit for a period of 20 years. The power purchase agreement was signed in June.
construction of this project was expected to begin by October, this year. On completion, the project would produce electricity, which would be sufficient to meet the needs of over 92,000 average homes in Telangana.