Reading Time: 2 minutes
The funding is raised through private investors from the HNI segment and private offices
Waaree Energies Limited, India’s leading solar panel manufacturer, has raised around INR 1000 crore from various investors through primary funding. The Promoters also participated in this equity raise at the same valuation. The proceeds will be used for expansion plans of the company to increase its manufacturing capabilities in India from 2GW to 9GW for PV modules, of which 5GW is operational and the balance 4GW is expected to be operational by January 2023. Waaree also has plans for backward integration in the manufacturing of Solar Cells with a capacity of 5.4 GW. Waaree is committed to its growth and expansions plans in the sunrise renewable energy industry and also committed to support our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision to achieve most of the COP 21 climate change goals set for 2030 and carbon neutral goals set for 2070, much before such times.
Waaree Energies has recently withdrawn the DRHP filed with SEBI owing to the fund raise.
Commenting on this funding, Mr Hitesh Mehta, Director & CFO, Waaree Energies says, “Waaree Energies has always worked towards making India a solar reliant country and has been in line with the Gover’ent’s Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India. In our efforts to revolutionize the solar manufacturing sector, we aim to further our manufacturing capacity and expand our offerings and ensure increased employment opportunities. We have been bullish about creating economically viable and easy to adopt solutions for our buyers. Our mission has always been to provide practical solutions to augment performance and be the frontrunners of the solar revolution globally.”
Waaree recently emerged as the largest exporter of solar panels. It is the lone manufacturer in India, approved by ALMM, of high-wattage panels i.e. 650WP along with 600WP and 540WP from its manufacturing facilities in Surat, Shree Godijee – Chikhli, Tumb, and Nandigram. Waaree has been recognized as “India’s Best Brand” in the solar industry, by The Economic Times. PVEL, a globally recognized Lab in photovoltaic testing, has recently recognized Waaree amongst the Top Performers in its 2022 Scorecard validating its product qualities at par with global standards.