Vikram Solar expands its retail footprint; enters the state of Chhattisgarh


Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and EPC & rooftop solar solutions provider, announced the expansion of its retail footprint with the entry into Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

The company tied up with Express Tradecom Private Limited (Express Tradecom) to boost the retail distribution network in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Express Tradecom is among the leading distributors for electrical products with a formidable client base in the electrical segment. This partnership with Express Tradecom will enable Vikram Solar in further strengthening distribution capabilities in Central India.

Vikram Solar’s entry into the Raipur market, further strengthens the company’s distribution network to 40 cities, ensuring availability of its solar products and solutions across 600 regions pan-India. The company intends to expand its current retail presence to about 300+ cities by end of FY 2020-2021.

The robust network ensures ready stocks for immediate dispatches, and after-sales support. The company’s regional warehousing capability provides an infrastructure to cater to large volumes of orders.

Saibaba Vutukuri, Chief Executive Officer, Vikram Solar said, “With consumers’ heightened awareness and consciousness about climate change and renewable energy, India’s rooftop solar sector is poised for an accelerated demand. Additionally, the Government’s enabling policies and schemes, affordability of installing solar energy driven by technology advancements is further driving the consumer interest towards solar adoption. The Government of Chhattisgarh led upcoming fully developed smart city “Nava Raipur” and other projects will be a catalyst for high solar adoption at residential as well as commercial units.”

Vikram Solar’s rooftop solar projects

Vikram Solar recently commissioned a prestigious solar project on top of the tallest skyscraper in Kolkata called ‘The 42’, a residential building. The rooftop solar plant is of 22.5 kW capacity and consists of 60 solar panels covering an area of 116 square metres approximately.

With the proven capacity to handle utility-scale projects (200 MW for APGENCO in Andhra Pradesh, 130 MW for NTPC at Bhadla in Rajasthan, 80 MW for GIPCL at Charanka in Gujarat, 40 MW for IL&FS at Kachaliya in Madhya Pradesh), innovative projects (India’s first floating solar), and airport installations (Calicut, Kolkata, Kochi, Dibrugarh, Gaya, and Gondia), Vikram Solar is a major contributor to the Indian solar revolution. The company has served clients including NTPC, WBSDCL, GIPCL, BEL, BHEL, ISRO, IOCL, SBI, APGENCO, IMFA, Century Ply, KBL, etc.