CleanTech/ Renewable Energy, Other, solar

PR Fonroche collaborates with Mahindra EPC to commission first solar plant under National Solar Mission Phase I, Batch II

PR Fonroche, a joint-venture between PR Clean Energy (India) and Fonroche Energie S.a.s (France), has collaborated with Mahindra EPC, to commission a 5 MW solar photo voltaic based power plant at Gajner Village in Bikaner, Rajasthan on 23 December 2012, under the National Solar Mission’s Phase I Batch II.

This project is the first of two projects totalling 20MWp to be commissioned by PR Fonroche and executed in collaboration with Mahindra EPC. This project was awarded to Fonroche Energie in December 2011 under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

Of the 22 companies allotted in Phase I, Batch II, this is the very first project to be technically commissioned in this Batch.The 5MWp solar PV power plant, financed by Fonroche, is equipped to supply more than 9 million units of clean and green energy. It is expected that the clean energy generated by the plant will displace nearly 7200 MT of CO2 annually. The plant, which comprises more than 67,200 high output thin film technology Solar PV modules from First Solar USA and four power transformers to generate 5MWp, is spread across an area of 40 acres.

“Fonroche is pleased to partner with PR Clean Energy and Mahindra EPC on this project. We have delivered a great result on time and on budget. We combine our experience, technical expertise and our solid know-how to finance, develop and build efficient solar plants and enable our utility partners to secure high-quality renewable generation assets in India,” said Thierry Carcel, CEO, Fonroche.

“At Mahindra Cleantech, our endeavour has always been to partner with like-minded institutions to aid us in our pursuit of producing affordable, clean and green energy. Mahindra Cleantech is delighted to have partnered PR and Fonroche Energie for this landmark project,”said Parag Shah, Managing Partner, Mahindra Partners.

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