France's Solairedirect kickstarts first 5 MW India unit

Siddhartha P. Saikia New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on June 12, 2013

The Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah, Chairman, Solairedirect Group, Thierry Lepercq, at a press conference to announce the inauguration of its 5 MW solar park under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Mission, on June 12, 2013. The park is located near Phalodi (Rajasthan). Photo: Ramesh Sharma

Solairedirect Energy India Private Ltd, the subsidiary of Paris-based Solairedirect Group, on Wednesday announced the starting its 5 MW solar park in Rajasthan.

This is the first project of the European company in India.

"We have bid under Punjab policy for 20 MW. The bids are likely to open on Friday and we expect our bid to be competitive," said Gaurav Sood, Managing Director for the Indian unit.

We are also looking to sign power purchase agreements with private developers, Sood told mediapersons.

The company bagged the Rajasthan project under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in December 2011 at Rs 7.49 per kWh.

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Published on June 12, 2013
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