The emerging solar market in India represents an important sales area for Masdar PV, the innovative producer of large-area thin-film photovoltaic products. Recently, a ground-mounted solar park with a total capacity of 1MW was built in Roorkee, about 180 kilometers north of New Delhi. Around 11,000 thin-film modules from Masdar PV are now feeding electricity from a renewable resource into the local power grid there. Metro Frozen Pvt Ltd is the park's operator and the investor.
Masdar PV's well tested, 1.4 m² large a-Si modules are in use in the plant, covering an area of about 25,000 m² in the Indian district of Haridwar, two-hours drive south from the Himalayas. It was above all the products' characteristics, particularly advantageous in conditions like those on the Indian subcontinent that won over the plant's Indian investor and operator. The local conditions play directly to the strengths of Masdar PV's technology, because the thin-film products from Masdar PV provide constant energy yields even in diffuse light conditions and high ambient temperatures. So the new solar park can produce green energy for around 2,600 households, thus contributing to a secure and decentralized power supply for the region.