The panels supplied by Chinese PV behemoth Trina Solar for a 455 MW solar power plant in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have been put into operation.
Commissioned on March 29, 2017, the plant was developed by SB Energy, a joint venture between Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank Group, New Delhi-based conglomerate Bharti Enterprises and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group, which has recently commissioned its first project in India, a 350 MW PV array.
The project now features Trina Solar’s TALLMAX 72-cell polycrystalline panels, which are coupled with the latest technology of module cleaning, site maintenance and security from global best practices provided by developer SB Energy.
“We are proud to be the trusted partner of SB Energy for its first large-scale solar project in Andhra Pradesh. This is part of our continued effort to contribute to India’s national target of 100 GW of solar generation capacity by 2022,” said Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. “We are committed to working with SB Energy in meeting the country’s energy demands through clean sources and building a green and sustainable environment.”
The supply agreement reached last year significantly increased Trina Solar’s presence in the Indian burgeoning solar market, as the company doubled its market share to 20% and surpassed the 1 GW milestone in shipments to the country.