Nanjing, China [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] ET Solar Group Corp. has supplied 1 megawatt of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for a project in Punjab, India. The project, developed by a commercial and utility solar project developer in India, is so far one of the largest on-grid solar farms in the Indian subcontinent. Initial shipments were completed in July and more modules are set to be shipped in the near future.
According to Indian government’s 11th five-year plan, the nation is targeting 20% electricity generation from renewable energies by 2020 where at least 10 gigawatts will be achieved through solar power generation, including PV and solar thermal sources. Punjab is the first state in India to install megawatt scale projects.
“India has a very ambitious plan for the development of renewable energy, especially solar energy. We see a great growth potential in this burgeoning market thanks to the government’s strong resolution to be a world leader to fight global warming and the very attractive radiation conditions in the geography. We are very pleased to play a very contributive role on the country’s way to becoming one of the largest clean energy users in the world,” said Dennis She, vice president and global sales officer at ET Solar.