IFC invests $4 m in solar power plant in TN

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

International Finance Corporation (IFC) today announced an investment of $4 million to build the country's first large scale grid connected thin-film solar power plant, which will help bolster clean energy locally and provide additional electricity to about 11,000 people.

The investment by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, into Sapphire Industrial Infrastructures, a subsidiary of Moser Baer Clean Energy, will support the construction of a 5-MW solar plant at Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu. “...IFC recognises the potential of large-scale solar power generation to help meet India's enormous energy needs,” Country Head-Solar Farms at Moser Baer Clean Energy, Mr Rajya Ghei, said.

The learning from this project will help us replicate similar projects in other States, Mr Ghei added.

The solar plant will have the capacity to produce eight million units of power annually, and is expected to avoid approximately 6,600 tonnes of greenhouse-gas emissions per year.

Published on June 09, 2011
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