November ALMM List. Total Mfg Capacity of 10.8 GW, Vikram Solar Adds 972 MW

Highlights :

  • The new list adds approvals for fresh capacities at Vikram Solar, as well as three new manufacturers.
  • Momentum continues to build, and it does look like the 12 GW plus of module manufacturing capacity will be in place by March 2022.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released it’s latest updation to the ALMM (Approved List of Module Manufacturers) list and the list continues to grow over the previous release in October. Making an entry with its new Tamil Nadu manufacturing facility is Vikram Solar, with an approved capacity of 972 MW for both Multi C-Si and Mono PERC modules from the plant.

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Pixon Green Energy with a 355 MW capacity also makes an entry for the first time. Pahel Solar, with a 100 MW capacity, also adds 100 MW to capacities in Gujarat. And finally we have Alpex Solar, with a 240 MW capacity in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

ALMM List November

StateWise Share of Module Manufacturing (Copyright SaurEnergy, Source, MNRE)

The addition of the new entrants means that total approved capacity moves from 8855 MW spread over 32 odd manufacturers to now 10,819 MW spread over 36 manufacturers.

State Capacity (MW)
Gujarat 4590
Bengal 1540
Telangana 1337
Karnataka 1000
Tamil Nadu 972
UP 425
Haryana 320
Maharashtra 300
Chattisgarh 125
Uttarakhand 110
Rajasthan 100
TOTAL 10819

What is interesting in the latest November list is the high share of Gujarat, and perhaps, the relatively good spread of manufacturing across 11 states . However, the top 3 states for now account for close to 69% of all manufacturing. With Bengal coming in at a creditable 2nd spot with a 14% share, after leader Gujarat, which is at 43%.

Readers will be aware that while some manufacturing is coming up at Rajasthan possibly, a significant amount of capacity addition is under way in Gujarat, including at the Reliance Gigafactories at Jamnagar, and more additions from Waaree Energies, that will probably take Gujarat’s share even higher in the medium to long term.

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