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Astonfield and Solesa to supply PV solutions to India and East Africa

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:27 -- Laura Varriale
PV plant in India

Astonfield and Solesa have teamed up to deliver power solutions, including PV-diesel hybrid systems, to India and East Africa.

The customised hybrid systems integrate solar PV with existing diesel generators to offset costs of diesel fuel for commercial and industrial power systems, claimed the two companies, marketed under the name of Astonfield Solesa Solar in India and Eastern Africa. The companies aim to deliver power solutions, ranging from industrial rooftop solar systems to ground-mounted solar and off-grid systems. The partnership intends to reduce power outages and combat rising energy costs.

A 100kW solar hybrid system will be installed in Tamil Nadu, India for Indo Shell Cast. Further contracts for systems between 100kW to 10MW are secured and first installations on industrial rooftops in Eastern Africa have started, stated Astonfield Solesa Solar.

A Navigant Research forecast predicts that the Indian market growth for diesel gensets between 15kW and 6MW will reach 82GW globally per year by 2018.