Suniva solar cell technology powers India’s first large-scale solar project

Suniva Inc., a US manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystallinesilicon solar cells and supplier of Suniva-branded solar modules, todayannounced the completion of its collaborative project with Titan EnergySystems Ltd. to create India’s first large-scale project in Jamuria,West Bengal.

Suniva’s cells power the 1MW solar electric power plant which is expected to expand an additional 250kW early next year.

“High-efficiencysolar technology presents significant advantages in terms of land useand balance of system costs, and Suniva is our key partner fordelivering the high power and volumes needed to keep projects reliablymoving forward,” said Sankar Chodagam, Managing Director of TitanEnergy Systems Ltd.

The Indian government recently approved aNational Solar Mission, which includes a target of deploying at least20GW of solar projects by 2020, as part of its national strategy toprovide power to millions of citizens and combat climate change.

Overthe next five years, Titan plans to develop a series of large-scaleprojects and installations in Andhra Pradesh, India. Suniva fullysupports and looks forward to continuing its collaboration with thefast-growing Indian market.

“As India pursues its significantgoals for solar power, innovative solar cell technology will be just ascrucial as new system designs and deployment strategies,” said JohnBaumstark, CEO of Suniva.

“We maintain a close and open dialoguewith Titan in order to provide them with the best possible technologysolutions and look forward to partnering with them in the recentlyannounced 1GW project in Andhra Pradesh. Our collaborative projects inIndia, the United States and throughout the world will help shape thefuture of renewable energy.”

Worldwide interest in solartechnology made in the United States continues to grow. Suniva’stechnology is currently being integrated into a variety ofinstallations throughout the United States, including a 550kW solarfarm in North Carolina and a 10MW development in Georgia.