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French Ambassdor to India Alexandre Ziegler today inaugurated a 5 MW solar plant at Maheshwari village near Bhagwanpur in Haridwar district. Developed by a French company, Technique Solaire's Indian subsidiary, JLTM Energy India Pvt Ltd,the plant came up in three months at an investment of approximately Rs 27 crore (4 million euros), Technique Solaire India Director Manu Bishnoi told PTI. The commissioning of this solar power plant confirms Technique Solaire's position among leading French players to succeed in setting up projects in India. "This is the first project completed by a French company in the Indian solar market and demonstrates the ability of Technique Solaire and its team to implement solar projects in a complex and highly competitive international environment. "With this first success, and the ambition of the Indian government to develop solar energy with a goal of 100 GW by 2022, Technique Solaire intends to develop more than 200 MWp of projects in India in the coming 2-3 years. Created in 2008, Technique Solaire specializes in the development, financing, construction and operation of renewable energy projects especially solar and biogas.
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