Fortum wins Asian Power Awards 2015 for Indian solar project

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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 annually.

About Awards:

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.
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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