Premier Energies starts production at solar factory


Telangana-based solar manufacturer and engineering, procurement and construction services contractor Premier Energies has started trial production of high-efficiency solar cells at its new factory in Telangana.

The facility, at Electronic City near Hyderabad’s airport, is an INR483 crore, 25-acre greenfield project. It has an annual cell and module production capacity of 750 MW.

The manufacturing unit can produce 19.2%-efficient multi-crystalline cells using metal-catalyzed chemical etching (MCCE), textured black silicon and can also manufacture 22.5%-efficient mono PERC cells. The products are based on 158.75×158.75mm silicon wafers but the factory is also equipped to process 182mm and 210mm-wafer-based cells.

An inline infrared and warm air drying furnace, used to dry wafers.

Image: Premier Energies

Chiranjeev Saluja, founder and managing director of Premier Energies, said: “As more technologies emerge and the existing technologies evolve to meet market demands, our R&D efforts are focused on continuously innovating to introduce the highest efficiency and [most] reliable products, with an unwavering focus on a higher return on investments for our customers. With the commencement of production, we have further strengthened our product portfolio, which caters to a wide range of customers.” 

Formal inauguration of the plant is expected next month, if the Covid-19 situation eases.

“The ISO 9001 [and] ISO 14001-certified manufacturing facility uses state-of-the-art production systems such as TQC (total quality control) and SPC (statistical process control) quality control,” said Premier Energies. “This launch will, therefore, increase the availability of highest-quality, made-in-India solar cells and contribute to the government’s atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives.”

Premier Energies is one of India’s leading solar cell and module manufacturers and says it provides end-to-end solar power solutions to organizations in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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