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Country's largest solar plant to start ops by year-end

Financial Express 2009-07-25, New Delhi
New Delhi. July 24: The country's first solar power plant with a generating capacity of more than 1 mw is slated to start operations by year-end. US-based Astonfield Renewable Resources Limited (ARRL), which is setting-up the 5-mw solar energy plant at Bankura. West Bengal, also bas plans to come-up with more such pro¬?jects in the near future.

"The construction of the plant is on in full swing and we expect to commission the plant by the third quarter of the next fiscal," Sourabh Sen. Co-chairman, APRIL said. Talking to FE, Sen said it was for the first time that such green field projects, with more than a megawatt of solar power capacity is going to be setup in the country.