Citizen Solar In Tie-up With Jinchen To Expand Module Capacity to 1.2GWp

Citizen Solar In Tie-up With Jinchen To Expand Module Capacity to 1.2GWp

Gujarat based Citizen Solar has signed an MoU with Chinese solar equipment manufacturer Jinchen Corp to expand its solar module manufacturing capacity to 1.2 GWp in a phased manner. Citizen solar is an approved manufacturer that is already on MNRE’s Approved List of Module Manufacturers (ALMM) list on date. It’s approved manufacturing capacity in ALMM is 70 MW.

The agreement with Jinchen for the Solar Modules Manufacturing equipments starts from March 2024 in a phased manner.

Vikas Singh, GM Global Business, Jinchen Corp said – Citizen Solar & Jinchen has a long and fruitful history of business partnerships. The new age fully automatic, robotic and AI enabled machines will help us showcase our latest offerings to the world as well empower Citizen Solar to manufacture the best quality Solar Modules.

A Module Assembly Line

A Module Assembly Line (Courtesy: Jinchen)

Harsh Jain, Director, Citizen Solar said – The domestic & international demand is increasing day by day and India is the 2nd biggest country as a Solar Modules manufacturer. With these latest offerings by Jinchen, we will now make Mono Perc & TOPCon Modules in all the variants like Glass to Backsheet, Glass to Transparent Backsheet & Glass to Glass Modules. We have aggressive plans to expand upto 2 Gwp by 2025.

For Citizen Solar, the expansion move is a natural outcome of the strong domestic thrust provided by the Pradhan Mantri Suryoday Yojana, which seeks to empower 10 million households with rooftop solar in the coming three years. With a potential for 30 GW from the scheme, plus the export opportunities for India based manufacturers on the back of high demand in Europe and the US especially, domestic manufacturers are looking ahead to a period of strong growth heading upto 2030 and beyond.

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Tony Cheu

Tony is a BSc who has shifted from a career in finance to journalism recently. Passionate about the energy transition, he is particularly keen on the moves being made in the OECD countries to contribute to the energy transition.