Azure Power, an independent sustainable energy solutions provider and renewable power producer in India, has entered into an agreement to source 600 megawatts of high-performance, advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules from First Solar.
The agreement is the first for production from First Solar’s new manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, India, which is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2023. First Solar’s thin film PV modules have a carbon footprint that is 2.5 times lower and a water footprint that is three times lower than the average crystalline silicon solar panel made with cells produced in China.
Under the agreement, Azure Power will take delivery of First Solar’s series 7 PV solar modules in the fourth quarter of 2023 to 2025.
“Having a long-term agreement with global solar modules technology leaders like First Solar is key to derisking our supply side with the latest technology available in the market,” said Rupesh