Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a prominent rooftop solar & EPC solutions provider, today announced its assessment by Black & Veatch for the bankability of the solar panels manufactured at the company’s plant in West Bengal.
The independent assessment process by Black & Veatch involves a thorough evaluation of all critical manufacturing processes, documents, and reports. Vikram Solar was also successfully audited by B&V in 2015.
Commenting on completion of the assessment, Ivan Saha, business unit head of manufacturing and chief technical officer for Vikram Solar, said: “Rapid advancements in PV technologies have created an environment where investors and PV developers require due diligence of major PV equipment. Undertaking this independent assessment of our modules demonstrates our commitment towards our global client base as well as financial institutions to help them make informed decisions with certainty.
“During the plant assessment, B&V critically observed each step of the manufacturing process for the Eldora and Somera modules series in our automated plant in Falta, West Bengal. B&V observed that all manufacturing processes followed at the plant are consistent with accepted industry practices.”
After a detailed review of the module design and bill of materials for module configurations, Black and Veatch also came to a positive conclusion that Vikram Solar modules successfully meet the requirements of international standards in those respects.
Black & Veatch is the industry leader in independent technology assessments of PV equipment. Bankability studies by Black & Veatch provide an invaluable service to the solar energy community and enable manufacturers to market a robust product with increased quality assurance and objective reviews.