Concentrating on a big future in India’s solar market
By Carla Pihowich, Amonix VP of Marketing & Regulatory
If you want to be a player in today’s international solar industry, you’re thinking about India. The world’s largest democracy has a vast land mass, population, and energy demand. Combine those factors with the Indian government’s National Solar Mission goal of installing 20 gigawatts of solar by 2022, and India is one of the world’s most promising solar markets.
Concentrated solar photovoltaic (CPV) technology’s land and energy efficiency make it a good fit for India. Land costs are high in India’s urban areas, where the demand for energy is greatest. Amonix CPV systems are pedestal mounted and require much less land than most conventional solar photovoltaics, packing more production into a smaller land footprint. Our CPV systems have 31 percent efficiency and 29 percent module efficiency, significantly higher than competing solar technologies such as crystalline silicon and thin film.
We have proven technology, but to make a serious entrance into India, we needed a partner that leads energy and environmental management in India with its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) expertise. Our partnership with a leading Indian company, Thermax, offers a combination of strengths that provides a solid foundation to deploy Amonix CPV solar systems in India. Together, we’re offering solar project developers a compelling combination of advanced solar technology and the supply chain, construction and management experience to provide turn-key CPV solar systems. Thermax also offers local market knowledge we need to establish ourselves in sunny regions of India. Thermax is a widely diversified, experienced partner with more than 50 energy projects in development all over the world.
Amonix is the first CPV company to make a major push into India. With Thermax’s guidance, our CPV systems have great potential to help India meet its sustainable growth and energy requirements reducing the carbon footprint without contributing to global climate change. The National Solar Mission sets out installation goals of 1 GW by 2013; 4 GW between 2013 and 2017, and 15 GW between 2017 and 2022. Plan to see Amonix and Thermax in the thick of that growth.
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