Solex To Launch TOPCon Production In 4 Months: Kalpesh Patel, MD

Highlights :

  • The Surat-based module maker is currently making modules with mono-PERC technology. It also makes bifacial modules.
Solex To Launch TOPCon Production In 4 Months: Kalpesh Patel, MD Solex To Launch TOPCon Production In 4 Months: Kalpesh Patel, MD

Gujarat-based solar module manufacturer Solex has planned to start the production of solar modules based on TOPCon technology in the next 3-4 months, the firm’s top management said. In a recent interaction with Saur Energy at Inter Solar-Ahmedabad, Kalpesh Patel, Joint Managing Director (MD) of Solex, said that the firm planned to try the new technology. 

“Solex is currently making modules with mono-PERC technology. We have also launched bifacial modules. Now, we have planned to start module production on TOPCon technology. We will likely start its production in the next three to four months,” Patel told Saur Energy.

He said that the whole Indian solar module manufacturing industry is undergoing a transition. He said that the solar market shifted to mono-PERC and bifacial after slowly shunning polycrystalline. The Solex Joint MD noted that the industry is now looking forward to moving to TOPCon, but the inclination might also shift to HJT in the coming days. 

PM Surya Ghar Yojana

Patel also talked about the likely changes the recently announced PM Surya Ghar Yojana could bring. He said the new thrust from the PM on rooftop solar could boost green jobs across the country.

“The move is appreciable. It is likely to create a lot of green jobs. As the target is so big (1 crore), it will likely see an increased demand for skilled installers and suppliers in all the Indian states. So, the impact is likely to be more uniform and distributed. In Gujarat alone, there are around 2,000 solar rooftop installers. The scheme is likely to increase the scale of solar developers in India,” he said. 

Export market

When asked about the export market that the NSE-listed firm is looking at, the Solex Joint MD told Saur Energy that the Surat-based module manufacturer is currently exporting its modules to the US, UK, and German markets. Patel said the firm plans to target new countries like Africa for its module exports. 

Regarding the future of the Indian solar manufacturing industry, Patel said that India’s module production capacity might touch 4 GW and cell production capacity to 2 GW in the next two years.  

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