Vikram Solar, module manufacturer and EPC contractor today announced opening of its new 1.3 GW module factory in Tamil Nadu.
The module manufacturing capacity was inaugurated virtually by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin. He was joined by Vikram Solar CEO Saibaba Vutukuri.
With the commissioning of the new unit, the company’s cumulative PV module manufacturing capacity has reached 2.5 GW per annum, which is currently the largest in India, Vikram Solar said in a statement.
Besides the new unit, Vikram Solar owns and operates a 1.2 GW facility in Falta, West Bengal.
The new mono PERC module facility will be capable of handling module wattage up to 640 watts. It is forward compatible with upcoming technologies such as M12 cell modules and high-efficiency bi-facial modules.
Vikram Solar has implemented digital production display boards, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence-enabled inspection for zero defect at the unit.
The digitisation initiatives have further enabled seamless processes like lean manufacturing, reducing and controlling wastages, the statement said.
“We believe our new facility further strengthens not just Vikram Solar but the nation’s solar manufacturing prowess and ecosystem.” said company’s Managing Director Gyanesh Chaudhary.
He added “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”.