Solex Initiates Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Construction of its 1.5 GW PV Module Manufacturing Facility near Surat, Gujarat

Solex Energy earmarked the commencement of this ambitious 1.5 GW solar module manufacturing facility by breaking ground at its factory site near Surat.

A few months ago, Solex Energy Limited had announced the expansion of its solar module manufacturing facility to 1.5 GW. The pandemic and the resulting call for being ‘Atma Nirbhar’ had propelled the plans of the firm for setting up the facility at a rapid pace. And on October 19, 2020, the company earmarked the commencement of this ambitious project by performing the ground breaking ceremony at its factory site near Surat, Gujarat.

Solex Solar Module Facility

Ground breaking ceremony being performed by the team.

With this expansive ultra-modern facility spread across 10 acres, the company plans to implement the latest manufacturing technology and introduce high-quality modules delivering enhanced performance and the best generation, undergoing all stringent quality checks. With the inclusion of automated processes like auto bussing, auto curing line and automatic module sorting; its assembly lines will also be fully equipped for half-cut cell, bifacial, BIPV, glass to glass as well as multi busbar cell module manufacturing. The company will be introducing a range of modules using Mono and Multi – crystalline cells along with catering to the client’s specific requirements.

With its commitment to quality, the firm will also be eyeing exports to European & American markets, contributing its share in making India the solar hub of the world, the firm stated.

As per the company spokesperson, the facility will also be equipped with state-of-the-art production lines with specially ordered and custom-made capabilities designed for specific needs. Further, a dedicated R&D team and a high-profile in-house quality lab will be set up to achieve this purpose. Apart from the Solex brand, the company will be doing OEM for a very limited but niche set of clients with long-term tie-ups.

Recently, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had said that solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing is one of the strategic sectors announced by the government and India has the opportunity to be the global hub for this. While speaking at the virtual symposium ‘India PV Edge 2020’ organised by NITI Aayog, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Invest India, Kant said the government is confident of building competence, capabilities and capacities, especially in the sunrise areas of growth.

Reiterating the point made by Solex with its new site, Kant had said that “solar PV manufacturing is one of the strategic sectors announced by the government as part of the post COVID-19 Aatmanirbhar Bharat recovery initiative. Efforts are underway to make India a global hub for solar PV manufacturing.” He further added that India with its huge market and relevant manufacturing advantages can be a giga-scale manufacturing destination for the cutting-edge PV technologies across the entire value chain.

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