Fortum launched a greenfield photovoltaic solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh, India. This solar power plant is Fortum's second solar energy project in the country. The 10 MW (AC) solar plant shall offset more than 18000 tonnes of CO2 emissions equivalent annually.
The new power plant is the first greenfield solar project commissioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase II. The power plant will be operating based on a power purchase agreement (PPA) signed by Fortum for 25 years with the Solar Energy Corp. of India.
The 10 MW (AC) solar power plant spreads over about 70 acres in Kapeli, Dist. Ujjain. Fortum has adopted a thin-film CdTe technology with more than 1,25,000 modules mounted on fixed tilt structures and 15 central invertors, which allows for better control of carbon footprint, water use and energy payback time.
With the 10 MW solar PV plant in Madhya Pradesh Fortum's solar portfolio has increased to 15 MW. The company is investigating opportunities to build a platform for future growth with solar technology offering, one of the interesting solutions for sustainable and CO2-free energy production.