Vikram Solar, India’s leading tier-one, tariff-free module manufacturer, continues its rapid expansion into the U.S. with the introduction of new generations of high-efficiency multi-crystalline silicon solar modules and large volumes immediately available for U.S. distribution.
The Vikram Eldora neo is available for commercial and residential solar installations, with a 72-cell module rated at 325W (STC) and a 60-cell offering rated at 275W (STC).
Anticipating volume orders from the U.S. as well as its other served markets, Vikram Solar has commenced volume production at its second state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Falta, West Bengal. This brings the company’s total capacity to 500MW, achieving goals set earlier this year.
As a significant differentiator, Vikram Solar modules use solar cells with Passivated Emitter Rear Contact (PERC) technology, which enables higher efficiencies at lower cost than conventional cell technologies. PERC technology involves the addition of a dielectric layer at the bottom of each cell that allows it to respond to a broader spectrum of the sun’s radiation.
U.S. deals continue at a brisk pace.
A 900kW showcase project will break ground on a downtown Denver sports arena next month, and nearly 2MW of projects have been sold for school projects in the Midwest this year. Commercial and residential installations across the U.S. are taking advantage of Vikram Solar’s rapid fulfillment through Denver-based Clean Energy Distribution.
“We continue to see rapid uptake in the U.S. due to our ability to deliver high-performance modules known for reliability and value,” said Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO and Managing Director of Vikram Solar. “The introduction of this new line of modules with the latest PERC technology will be a highly sought-after product that continues to enhance our market position.”
Vikram has been named a Tier One module manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and are not subject to anti-dumping tariffs in the U.S. A leading supplier to the Indian solar market, Vikram exported 40 percent of its production last year and was recently named the #1 Module Exporter of the Year at India’s Global EPC Summit.
Vikram Solar will be exhibiting at Solar Power International at booth #6820.
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