Vikram Solar opens brand-new 1.3 GW solar module facility in Tamil Nadu

Jul 21, 2021 05:02 PM ET
  • Vikram Solar has actually finished a new 1.3 GW solar module production center in Tamil Nadu, India, taking its total manufacturing output to 2.5 GW.
Vikram Solar opens brand-new 1.3 GW solar module facility in Tamil Nadu
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The new center comprises the very first stage of prepared capacity developments allocated for Tamil Nadu after the business signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state's federal government last summertime.

More enhancements, including wafer as well as cell centers, are expected to be developed over the following 4 years.

The India-based module supplier ushered in the brand-new center today (20 July 2021). Its production lines are capable of suiting modules featuring M12 (210mm) cells as well as bifacial panels.

Vikram is to make use of the center to generate modules with peak power outputs approximately 640W, the manufacturer said.

Vikram added that the facility's place, close to a port in India's southerly state, would make it possible for much faster and much more cost-effective transportation. The supplier additionally said it has incorporated digital technologies and also fabricated intelligence-enabled assessments to minimize panel-level defects throughout setting up as well as help reduce waste.

Gyanesh Chaudhary, taking care of director at Vikram Solar, said that the rise in demand for solar modules, paired with a desire for more varied supply chains, presents a "substantial opportunity for aboriginal solar manufacturing".

"Our company believe, our brand-new center additionally reinforces not just Vikram Solar but the Nation's solar manufacturing prowess and ecosystem. Apart from connecting the demand-supply space for modules, our advanced center will drive technological advancement, work production as well as aid India's renewable resource targets," he stated.

Having actually initially established a target of mounting 100GW of solar generation capacity by 2022, a target the nation will certainly currently miss out on, the Indian government has actually gone on to a target of installing 450GW of renewables by 2030, 300GW of which is to be solar PV. Alongside this passion is an aim to promote a domestic solar production market in the country, accomplished by a raft of procedures including a fundamental personalizeds duty on solar imports and also a production linked incentive for solar developers making use of components made in India.

Vikram stated the included capacity would certainly permit it to come to be India's biggest solar module maker, however Chaudhary additionally lauded the center's advantages in acting as an R&D centre for next generation solar module modern technologies.

Vikram has as well as operates an existing 1.2 GW module setting up facility in West Bengal and declares to have shipped 3.5 GW of solar modules internationally to date.