5 MW thin film tracker project completed in India


The project was completed and grid-connected in December. Backbone Enterprises undertook the project development, while InSolare Energy Pvt. Ltd worked as engineering, procurement and construction contractor. NexPower, meanwhile, supplied the thin film modules needed. In a statement released, NexPower said, "The solar plant is expected to produce up to 25 percent power output more than that of a standard crystalline plant without a tracking system."

Overall, a spokesperson for the company tells pv magazine that it supplied over 40 MW worth of its modules to the Indian photovoltaic market in 2011. As aforementioned, five MW were supplied to the project above, while a further 36 MW were shipped to Wipro EcoEnergy for use in its projects. The company also worked with other partners, but is not at liberty to disclose them.

Looking ahead, the spokesperson says there are further projects lined up this year. "For 2012 we do have scheduled shipments lined up for projects in different countries," they said. "However, due to company culture will disclose them once finished and received approvals from clients. Hopefully should be within very near future."

In 2011, NexPower shipped orders to more than 20 countries. "Every year, we have teams focusing on Europe, North and South America, Asia (India, Japan, Greater China, South East), Ocenia and Africa," added the spokesperson.