India’s one of the leading module manufacturer Vikram Solar has inaugurated its new 1.3 GW capacity solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing facility in Chennai.
With this new facility, which is located at Indospace Industrial Park in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu, the company’s cumulative PV module manufacturing capacity reached 2.5 GW, which is currently the largest in India.
Speaking on the occasion Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director of 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 further said, “this is an extension of our endeavour to provide high quality, reliable, technologically superior products and timely delivery to our customers. It will further contribute as an R&D platform for next-gen module technology. We have extensively leveraged digitization to ensure reliable and efficient manufacturing operations. We thank the Tamil Nadu government for their continued support and conducive environment to enable ease of doing business within the state.”
The new manufacturing facility has a 1.3 GW module manufacturing capacity annually and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin.
The company said in a statement that, 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.
Chaudhary also added that “we have 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.”
Meanwhile, the company’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 shipped over 3.5 GW PV modules globally.