Adani Solar retail head, Cecil Augustine told pv magazine their new module manufacturing line of 2 GW/annum capacity at Mundra, Gujarat, has started production from today. The company already has a 1.5 GW cells and modules facility operational at Mundra. The latest addition has expanded its overall capacity to 3.5 GW.
The new 2 GW line will produce bifacial modules with power outputs above 500 Wp. Initially, it will produce 535Wp modules with power conversion efficiency of 21% and above. Plan is to bring out modules of 650+ Wp in the near future as the technology and infrastructure is already in place.
Adani Solar is a dominant player in retail solar sales (1kW-200kW systems), commanding over 50% market share in rooftop solar and over 70% in solar installed under component B of PM KUSUM Scheme.
Haryana-headquartered Saatvik, which is currently the largest module manufacturer in northern India with an 800 MW module capacity in Ambala, Haryana, will soon have a new 1.2 GW module factory operational in Gandhidham of Gujarat. The facility will start production by June 2022 and will manufacture mono PERC and mono facial modules with minimum 21% efficiency. Initially, it shall produce modules with 540-550Wp output and upscale to 610Wp after two-three months.
“We chose Gandhidham, Gujarat, for our new factory owing to its proximity to Kandla and Mundra ports. So, manufacturing in Gujarat will reduce freight costs for us in imports of raw materials like cells, aluminium frames, junction boxes, etc,” shared Pushpendra Samadhiya, national sales head-key account sales, Saatvik.
“This strategic location shall also reduce our transportation costs for selling in Southern India, and for exports to other countries.” Saatvik has supplied 800 MW+ modules in India since the start of its operations in 2015.
To be continued…
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