Indian solar power manufacturers rely on high efficiency modules – pv magazine international


Adani Solar, Jakson, Premier Energies, Vikram Solar, Waaree and other Indian manufacturers are showcasing their high efficiency modules ranging from 500W to over 600W at this year’s Renewable Energy India Expo 2021.

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Adani Solar will start commercial production of 540W mono PERC modules in November. It also plans to launch 640W modules by March 2023.

Currently, the company has a manufacturing capacity of 1.5 GW for polycrystalline cells and modules, which it is expanding to 3.5 GW with the addition of an additional 2 GW capacity equipped to handle the modules at high efficiency.

“The 2 GW addition will be operational by the end of November this year,” Cecil Augustine, retail manager at Adani Solar, Recount pv magazine. “It will be equipped to produce bifacial and mono PERC modules with a peak power of 540 W.” The company plans to start producing 640 W modules by the end of the next fiscal year.

With the existing 1.5 GW, Adani Solar claims 70% of the overall cell manufacturing capacity in India. The company produces polycrystalline modules with an individual power of 340 Wp.

First Energies, which currently has a 1.25 GW module and 0.75 MW cell capacity, features 166mm mono PERC modules with 445W peak power and 182mm mono PERC modules with a power of 540 Wp.

“The efficiency of 445 Wp modules varies from 20.5% to 20.9%, and for 540 Wp modules from 20.9 to 21.5%. The company plans to launch bifacial modules soon, ”said Amit Magnani, vice president of business development at Premier Energies. pv magazine.

Jackson presents its modules of the Helia series with a power of 600 Wp. The modules are developed using M10 half-cut mono PERC cells. Combined with multi-busbar technology and high density interconnections, they achieve an efficiency of over 21%.

Currently, Jakson has a module capacity of 600 MW per year, which it increases to 1 GW. The installation is equipped to produce modules of the Helia series in monofacial and bifacial versions, ranging from 440 Wp to 600 Wp.

Vikas Singh, Deputy Director of Sales and Marketing at China’s Jinchen Machines, Recount pv magazine that on 10 GW of its production line ordered by Indian manufacturers, equipment for 3 GW has already been installed and production has started. It will deliver the remaining 7 GW of equipment within six months.

Some EPC installers are also in talks with Jinchen to source machines as they plan to manufacture their own modules. Singh expects to freeze one or two orders from EPC players this month.

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