Vikram Solar Inaugurates 1.3 GW Module Production Facility in Tamil Nadu

Highlights :

  • The company’s cumulative PV module manufacturing capacity has now reached 2.5 GW.
  • Vikram Solar’s manufacturing footprint prior to this announcement was 1.2 GW on account of its facility in Falta, West Bengal.

Gurugram-based Vikram Solar has unveiled a new solar photovoltaic module 1.3 GW manufacturing facility located at Indospace Industrial Park, Oragadam, Tamil Nadu.

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With this unit, Vikram Solar’s cumulative PV module manufacturing capacity reaches 2.5 GW, which the company claims is currently the largest in India.

The new manufacturing facility, which was inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister Mr M.K. Stalin, is said to have a 1.3 GW module manufacturing capacity annually. The state-of-the-art machinery deployed at the factory and the convergence of digitization with manufacturing will recast the global manufacturing landscape and give Vikram Solar the competitive-edge, says the company.

Vikram Solar has stated that it has implemented digital production display board, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled inspection for zero defect amongst various such emerging technologies. The digitization initiatives have further enabled seamless process like lean manufacturing, reducing and controlling wastages, as per the firm.

Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director, Vikram Solar, said, “We believe that the exponential demand surge for solar energy coupled with a clarion call globally to diversify trade markets and supply chain presents a huge opportunity for indigenous solar manufacturing. Vikram Solar is committed to enable India’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision and accelerate the clean energy transition.”

“We believe, our new facility further strengthens not just Vikram Solar but the Nation’s solar manufacturing prowess and ecosystem. Apart from bridging the demand-supply gap for modules, our state-of-the-art facility will propel technological innovation, job creation and aid India’s renewable energy targets,” he added.

Mr. Chaudhary thanked the Tamil Nadu government for their “continued support and conducive environment to enable ease of doing business within the state.”

Vikram Solar’s manufacturing footprint consists of 1.2 GW facility in Falta, West Bengal, and the new facility of 1.3 GW in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The company has stated that it has shipped over 3.5 GW PV modules globally. It aims to increasingly align itself with the centre’s vision of making India self-reliant in solar manufacturing.

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