Topaz Solar will have 100MW of bifacial capacity along with 400MW of mono-facial modules in the first phase of a planned 1.2GW module facility in the state of Orissa.
In a significant development, Indian firm Topaz Solar has signed an MoU with French firm Appolon Solar SAS to set up a bifacial solar module manufacturing facility in India.
The MOU was signed between the two parties on March 10 at an event in New Dehli, during the French Prime Minister, Emmanuel Macron’s, state visit to India last weekend, which also saw the likes of Indian firm Vikram Solar tie up agreements with another French institute CEA.
According to the press statement issued by Topaz, “The MoU with Appolon Solar SAS will be for technical know how, complete turnkey machinery for bifacial solar modules manufacturing plant (which is first of its kind in India) and support for selling modules back in Europe.”
Topaz will have 100MW of bifacial capacity along with 400MW of mono-facial modules in the first phase of a planned 1.2GW module facility in the state of Orissa.
It was also attended by H.E Jean Le Drain, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in Charge of External Trade, Ms Brune Poirson, Minister of State for Ecological and Inclusive Transition from France and Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Civil Aviation and R.K Singh, Minister for State (Independent Charge) Power, New and Renewable Energy.