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08/01/2013
Inspira Martifer Solar signs contract for its first rooftop project in India

Inspira Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer Solar for the Indian market, has signed an EPC contract with Mapro Foods for the construction of a 350 kW rooftop project in India.

The photovoltaic system, to be installed on Mapro’s food processing factory, will be located in Wai, city of Mahabaleshwar. With a capacity to produce 580 MWh/year, the equivalent of the average consumption of 400 families, the installation will prevent the emission of more than 500 tons of CO2 per year into the atmosphere.

"Being Inspira Martifer Solar’s first project in one of the most promising industry segment in India, we are very committed to deliver the same kind of quality in terms of design and construction that Martifer Solar brand represents worldwide,” said Paulo Soares, CFO of Inspira Martifer Solar.

"The project has been awarded to Inspira Martifer Solar, as its principal Martifer Solar is a global solar energy expert with superior technology and to date they have participated in the implementation of more than 300 MW of photovoltaic solar energy worldwide,” affirmed Mayur Vora, CEO of Mapro Foods.

The system will be made up of 1210 modules installed on flat structures and its construction will be completed in February. Inspira Martifer Solar will be responsible for EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project, which will involve a total of 50 workers during the construction phase.

"This contract with Mapro Foods confirms two facts: firstly, it proves the competitiveness of photovoltaic solar power in the Indian market, facing other renewable and non-renewable sources. Moreover, it endorses our aim to take a leading position on the rooftops segment, for which we count with the bet of other industrial and commercial sectors in the near future”, said Shrirang Bhandiwad, CEO of Inspira Martifer Solar.