Suntech has partnered with India-based Adani Power for the development of 200MW of solar power plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Under the deal, Suntech will supply the Vem PV series modules, while Adani Power will oversee design and operations of the project.

Scheduled to be completed by 2016, the project is currently in pre-development phase.

Suntech president Haibo Xiong said: "We first hosted Adani Power at Suntech’s manufacturing facility and testing lab in Wuxi this past April.

"They were impressed with the quality of Suntech’s technology and panels, along with Suntech’s esteemed value in R&D, which is aimed at upgrading its solar technology in order to ensure continual high performance yields and power outputs."

Expected to produce approximately 330 gigawatt-hours of electricity, the facility will help reduce approximately 281,700t of CO2 emissions a year, Suntech said.

Suntech’s parent company Shunfeng International Clean Energy CEO Eric Luo said: "The Indian government has provided positive incentive policies for solar development as it looks to accelerate its 2020 100GW solar mission.

"We believe this landmark project will help showcase solar energy’s capabilities in providing India with clean and sustainable energy."