Astonfield Renewable, a multi-modality renewable energy company in South Asia, and Belectric, a PV system integrator, 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 be commissioned and come online in FY2010-11.

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 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.

Ameet Shah, co-chairman of Astonfield, said: “Consistent with our strategy to partner with global technology leaders, Astonfield has formalized a tie-up with Belectric to build one of the first utility-scale projects under India’s National Solar Mission.

”We look forward to working with Belectric in commissioning this first 5MW PV plant in Rajasthan, which will serve as a foundational project in our partnership and in the build out of India’s solar industry.”