PR Fonroche inaugurated First Solar Plant under National Solar Mission Batch II
PR Fonroche an Indian and French Partnership firm inaugurated first Solar Plant under National Solar Mission Batch II in January 2013.
PR Fonroche on 10 January 2013 inaugurated a 5 MW Solar Plant at Gajner near Bikaner in Rajasthan. The project is a part of the 20 MW project of PR Fonroche that was won by the company through the process of independent bidding in the National Solar Mission, Phase I Batch II. The next 15 MW plant would be commissioned officially on 15 January 2013 but the electricity production at the site at present is in process.
The project is the first of the 340 MW projects, which are being developed under the Phase I Batch II of the Mission.
It is a Joint Venture of the French company Fonroche and the Indian company PR Clean Energy. The two companies are working as partners for setting up a 200 MW of Solar-Voltaic Plants in India. PR Fonroche was successful in winning the project with the bidding tariff of 9.1 rupees per kWhr. The company expects a total production of 38 million units of electricity per year or 1.9 million units in total per year and it uses Film Modules developed by a US Company, First Solar.