RenewSys expands solar encapsulant capacity to 3 GW, aims for 11 GW


Indian solar manufacturer RenewSys has announced its annual solar cell encapsulant manufacturing output has reached 3 GW with the recent commissioning of a new encapsulant line at its Bengaluru facility. The latest line is capable of manufacturing ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and polyolefin elastomer (POE) sheets.

The company is looking to significantly expand its encapsulant output to 11 GW by adding another 8 GW in a phase-wise manner.

Towards that goal, it has already started working on the addition of yet another GW of encapsulant production capacity, which will ramp up its total capacity to 4 GW.

Avinash Hiranandani, global chief executive officer and managing director, RenewSys, said, “It is an exciting time to be in the solar manufacturing industry in India. More organizations and homeowners are looking to switch to solar now, than ever before.

“The support of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the impetus to the ‘Make in India’ movement has been fuelling the set-up of PV module manufacturing facilities pan India. We welcome all these new businesses and look forward to partnering in their growth journey, by supplying them with world-class PV encapsulants and backsheets, made right here- in India.”

RenewSys recently launched an EVA encapsulant called CONSERV Ultra plus (U+). This thermo-efficient encapsulant reduces the curing time per PV module cycle by 2-3 minutes, increasing the efficiency of the module manufacturing line by 10-20%.

Headquartered in Mumbai, RenewSys is an integrated manufacturer of solar PV modules (1.75 GW/annum capacity), and their key components including encapsulants (3 GW), backsheets (4 GW), and PV cells (130 MW). Since its inception in 2011, it has supplied over 15 GW of PV encapsulant and backsheet material globally. It has to its credit several firsts including India’s UL certified POE, transparent backsheet, and the only backsheet patent.


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