Luminous opens solar panel factory in Rudrapur


Luminous Power Technologies, an energy solutions company, has inaugurated its fully automated solar panel factory spread over an area of 10 acres in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand. Launched with a capacity of 250 MW, the state-of-the-art plant is expandable up to 1 GW. It can manufacture polycrystalline, monocrystalline, n-Type and TOPCon panels, in both monofacial and bifacial variants, with options from five busbars to 16 busbars. With these capabilities, Luminous looks to cater to all forms of rooftop solar panel requirements for residential and commercial segments. The endeavour is aligned with the launch of ‘PM Suryodaya Yojana,’ the residential rooftop solar scheme launched by the prime minister, added the company.

The company said the plant was commissioned in a record time of nine months and is equipped with the latest and cutting-edge module manufacturing technologies and EL testing on the production floor. The site will also host a state-of-the-art PV module performance efficiency and reliability evaluation lab.

The solar panel plant is claimed to be the Indian industry’s first ‘green’ solar panel manufacturing plant, featuring cutting-edge technology and infrastructure designed to ensure maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.

The launch was graced by legendary cricketer and Luminous brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, accompanied by Preeti Bajaj, CEO and managing director, Luminous Power Technologies, and Manish Pant, chairman of Luminous Board and Executive VP – International Operations, Schneider Electric.

The inauguration of the solar plant marks Luminous’ evolution from manufacturing products across solar, inverter, and battery categories to building an end-to-end solar energy management ecosystem. The Luminous solar solutions ecosystem will also have its flagship Connect X App integrated, offering customers insightful information on real-time energy consumption and monitoring, solar energy generation, and inverter performance.

Preeti Bajaj, MD and CEO of Luminous Power Technologies, said, “The solar panel factory in Rudrapur is a step forward for Luminous towards playing a bigger role in India’s road to Net-Zero. Our investment in this new manufacturing facility underscores our unwavering dedication to fostering sustainable practices and reducing the carbon footprint. Solar will be a significant part of our business, and we see it as a major growth enabler as we aim to double our growth in the next three years.”

Luminous has forged a strategic partnership with The University of New South Wales, Australia, on reliability, value engineering, and component qualification. It is working with the university to evaluate the production of newer solar panel technologies and panel recycling.


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