First Solar, a provider of photovoltaic solar systems, has appointed Mr Sujoy Ghosh as the country head to lead business development in India.

Mr Ghosh would also manage the company’s new entity here, the US-based First Solar said today.

“In this new role, Ghosh will be responsible for advancing and executing First Solar’s business strategy to expand the market for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants and to deliver value to Indian solar power producers,” the firm said in a statement.

Mr Ghosh would report to First Solar Executive Vice-President for Global Business Development, Mr Jim Brown.

Prior to this appointment, Mr Ghosh was with GE Energy where he was regional general manager for power generation business.

“India is a land of immense opportunity for solar energy and First Solar, and we will continue to invest here as part of our strategy to develop sustainable, utility—scale solar markets where energy demand is strong and growing,” Mr Brown said.

India accounted for about eight per cent of First Solar’s net sales in 2011.

(This article was published on May 3, 2012)
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