Karnataka-based Emmvee Group has appointed Fraunhofer ISE, the largest solar research institute in Europe, as the solar technology partner for its upcoming PV cell manufacturing facility near Bangalore. The collaboration aims to set up a 1.5 GW integrated mono PERC/TOPCon cell production facility.
The two partners recently signed an agreement for the entire project timeline, which spans more than 36 months. The project stages include technical evaluation of process equipment and consumables, training of employees in cell production, ramping up and optimization of production lines as well as a TOPCon upgrade with cell line optimization.
“Partnering with Fraunhofer ISE will help us to improve our skill, quality, and efficiency and allow us to produce high-quality cells and modules in the industry. This association will help us to enhance our product portfolio to develop and build new cell configurations and module sizes,” said Manjunatha, managing director of Emmvee.
Emmvee is the first Indian solar company to associate with Fraunhofer ISE on a PV cell line.
“Fraunhofer ISE’s expertise in advanced cell manufacturing technologies, complex process interactions, and profound engineering approach is as unique as Emmvee practices. We are proud to be the first Indian solar company to associate with Fraunhofer ISE. We strongly believe that this collaboration allows us to deliver industry leading efficiency within the timelines.” said Suhas Donthi, Director, Emmvee.
Currently, Emmvee has 1.25 GW of module manufacturing capacity in Karnataka. It aims to expand its module capacity to 5 GW with 1.5 GW of mono PERC/TopCon cell capacity by 2024.
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