power plant planned for India
Astonfield Renewable Resources and Belectric
announced that they have entered into an agreement for the execution
of Astonfield’s 5MW solar power plant in Osiyan, Rajasthan. The
Osiyan project is one of several Astonfield plants expected to
be approved under the Migration Phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru
National Solar Mission and will be Astonfield’s first solar power
plant to be commissioned and come online in 2010-11. Belectric
has already completed site designs and engineering on the plant.
The construction will begin immediately following Migration approval.
In addition to plant design, construction
and commissioning, Belectric will also provide operations and
maintenance services for the plant. The Osiyan power plant will
be the first utility-scale solar power plant commissioned by
Belectric under India’s National Solar Mission. The 5MW solar
power plant, located in the Jodhpur District of Rajasthan, will
sit on 30 acres of land. A total of 185 acres has been secured
under a long-term lease to allow for an additional 20MW build
out in the future. The Osiyan plant is expected to bring over
a hundred jobs to the local community and has the capacity to
power approximately 13,000 homes.