JULY 2010
                                        

Solar 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.