Module manufacturer and EPC contractor Vikram Solar has announced that the solar panels manufactured at its West Bengal plant in India have been successfully assessed by US-headquartered Black & Veatch (B&V).
The independent assessment process by Black & Veatch involves a thorough evaluation of all critical manufacturing processes, documents and reports.
During the plant assessment, B&V found the manufacturing processes for the Eldora & Somera modules series at Vikram Solar’s automated plant in Falta, West Bengal, to be consistent with accepted industry practices.
After a detailed review of the Module design and Bill of Materials (BOM) for modules configurations, Black and Veatch also concluded that Vikram Solar modules meet the requirements of respective international standards.
Commenting on the completion of the assessment, Ivan Saha, business unit head of manufacturing and CTO said: “Rapid advancements in PV technologies have created an environment where investors and PV developers require due diligence of major PV equipment. Undertaking this independent assessment of our modules demonstrates our commitment towards our global client base as well as financial institutions to help them make informed decisions with certainty.”
Vikram Solar was earlier successfully audited by B&V in 2015.
Black & Veatch carries out independent technology assessments of PV equipment. Bankability studies by Black & Veatch enable manufacturers to market a robust product with increased quality assurance and objective review.
Vikram Solar has an international presence in 6 continents. Its annual PV module production capacity stands at 1.1 GW.