Astonfield Renewable Resources and Belectric have entered into an agreement for the execution of Astonfield’s 5 MW solar power plant in Osiyan, Rajasthan, India.

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 Astonfield’s first solar power plant to 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. Belectric is one of the largest photovoltaic system integrators in the world, with over 75 commissioned power plants in Europe to date.

In addition to plant design, construction and commissioning, Belectric will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the plant.

The 5 MW 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 20 MW build out in the future.

The Osiyan plant has the capacity to power around 13,000 homes.