Solar Manufacturer Premier Energies Raises INR 200 crore Private Equity

Highlights :

  • The investment comes from PE firm GEF Capital
  • Premier plans to triple capacity by 2023

Premier Energies, a leading Solar PV Cells & Module manufacturing company, today announced a Private Equity investment of Rs 200 crores in the company by GEF Capital Partners, a global private equity manager focused on investing in climate solutions. Premier Energies will use the funds as growth capital to enhance its solar PV cell and module manufacturing capacity. Centrum Capital Limited was the exclusive advisor to Premier Energies on this transaction.

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The Company will invest the equity capital to consolidate their presence as a leading integrated solar cell and module manufacturer by adding additional capacity of 2 GW cell manufacturing and 2 GW of module manufacturing based on the latest Monocrystalline PERC technology along with a planned investment of over Rs. 1200 Crores over the next 2 years. Premier Energies is currently on the ALMM list of the MNRE, with 482 MW of manufacturing capacity approved for use in DCR projects.

SP SIngh, PRemier Energies

SP Singh, Founder And Chairman

Surender Pal Singh, Chairman, Premier Energies, said “We are excited to have a credible partner like GEF Capital on board and the timing of investment is critical for us to capitalise the huge growth potential presented by the industry.”

Chiranjeev Saluja, Founder and Managing Director, said “We are extremely upbeat about the progressive policy changes brought about by GOI in this sector. I am confident about meeting the growth expectations of our stakeholders, and at the same time we will continue to strive to improvise on sustainable sources of Clean Energy.”

Sridhar Narayan, a founder of GEF Capital and Managing Partner of the South Asia investment programsaid “Premier has demonstrated a strong commitment to deploying the latest technology to address the challenges of climate change. GEF Capital is proud to partner with Premier Energies to build a world class solar manufacturing business”

Based in Hyderabad, Premier Energies is currently the second largest integrated solar photovoltaic cell and module manufacturer in India and has completed 25 years of operations in 2020. In July, 2021 Premier Energies unveiled their new state-of-the-art facility at E-City Hyderabad with a capacity of 750 MW solar cell & 750 MW solar module that produces MCCE textured multi-crystalline cells and modules, Mono PERC cells and modules as well as polycrystalline cells and modules.

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