New Delhi, India — Azure Power, which is developing one of India’s first privately operated, utility scale, solar power plants has announced that it has reached a partnership deal with SunEdison.
Azure will jointly develop and construct with SunEdison a 15-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power plant in Gujarat. As part of the arrangement, SunEdison will supply monitoring technologies at cost to Azure for projects up to 25 MW.
Power generation is expected to begin at the Gujarat plant by January 2011 with final completion expected by November of the same year. In the first full year of operation, the system will could generate up to 24 million kilowatt-hours per year. Once operational, this is expected to be the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in India.
“India is an ideal market for solar power production and we are committed to aiding the country’s economic development by providing consumers clean, renewable energy solutions,” said Pashupathy Gopalan, CEO of SunEdison India. “The Gujarat project is the latest example of SunEdison’s focus on enabling the growth of global solar markets through strong capabilities in project financing, engineering, low-cost procurement and operations, and maintenance services.”