Fortum’s 10MW solar PV plant in Madhya Pradesh recognised as the ‘Solar Project of the Year’.
Fortum FinnSurya Energy Pvt Ltd.
has been awarded with the prestigious solar project of the year award by
Asian Power Awards 2015. The award has been given in recognition for
the development of its 10MW solar PV plant located in Kapeli, a village
in Dist. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. It was the first plant to be
commissioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)
Phase II initiative and developed under the VGF scheme of Solar Energy
Corporation of India.
“The recognition connotes India’s efforts towards building the
nation’s solar economy. We are grateful to the Indian government, state
governments, Solar Energy Corporation of India and all our partners and
employees for their continuous support in enabling us to complete the
project well before the deadline,” said Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India.
The plant was commissioned on 31st December 2014, four months ahead
of the deadline set by the government. Fortum has adopted a thin-film
CdTe technology with PV modules mounted on fixed tilt structures and
15 central invertors, which allows for better control of carbon
footprint, water use and energy payback time. This solar plant is
Fortum's second investment in the Indian solar sector. The 10 MW solar
plant shall offset more than 18000 tonnes of CO2 emissions equivalent
Asian Power Awards 2015 is one of the prestigious awards for the
power industry. The award aims to recognize ground-breaking projects and
trailblazing initiatives in the power sector. The awards function was
held in Bangkok, Thailand on 2nd September 2015.
From left: Tim Charlton, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Power magazine, Manoj
Gupta, Vice President, Solar Business, Fortum India and Ashish Kumar
Jain, Chief Projects, Fortum India, during the award ceremony