Vikram Solar plans 3 GW solar manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu

Jul 21, 2020 06:13 PM ET
  • The design, procurement and building and construction services service provider-- which has a 1.2 GW module production center near Kolkata-- will establish a wafer, cell as well as module production website in Tamil Nadu under a five-year timescale.
Vikram Solar plans 3 GW solar manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu
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Kolkata-based Vikram Solar has signed a memorandum of comprehending with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a 3 GW solar wafer, cell and also module manufacturing facility in the state.

The PV project engineering, purchase as well as construction solutions professional said the production set up would certainly be developed over five years.

The most recent solar manufacturing statement adheres to information Haryana-based programmer Renew Power means to start producing cells and modules in India and comes in the middle of a recent referral by the government's Directorate-General of Trade Remedies that the securing responsibility leveled on imported cells as well as modules be extended for another year. Renew said it intended to spend Rs1,500-2,000 crore in its brand-new center, which would initially flaunt a 2 GW yearly manufacturing ability. The developer stated it remained in talks with state authorities concerning where to create the fab.

The manufacturing facility plans likewise come weeks after prime minister Narendra Modi called for Indian firms to end up being much more self-sufficient.

India, the world's third largest solar market, imports almost 80% of its PV cells as well as modules from China.

To strengthen domestic manufacturing, "the federal government of India is committed to supplying handholding as well as safety to Indian manufacturing business-- giving long-term financial investment protection plans," stated preacher of state for finance and corporate events Anurag Thakur. "It intends to impose 20% standard customizeds obligation on solar components to be able to offer a springboard to the domestic manufacturing field in renewable resource." The preacher was speaking at an occasion about AatmaNirbhar Bharat-Renewable Energy Manufacturing organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

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