Premier Energies a solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and module manufacturing company has started trial production of industry-leading 19.2 percent efficiency polycrystalline cells in its E-City new plant in Hyderabad.
For the new plant the company had invested Rs 483 crore, a statement said. These solar cells are produced from high-quality silicon wafers with 158.75mmX158.75mm dimensions. The ISO 9001/ ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facility uses state-of-the-art production systems such as TQC (Total Quality Control) and SPC (Statistical Process Control) quality control. This launch will therefore increase the availability of the highest quality made in India solar cells and contribute to the government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiatives.
The high-tech facility which started as a greenfield project is spread across 25 acres in Hyderabad. The manufacturing unit is capable of producing black silicon MCCE textured multi-crystalline cells (which is the first of its kind in India) as well as Mono PERC cells with efficiency in excess of 22.5 percent. The other highlights of the manufacturing facility are 100 percent visual sorting; color uniformity; minimum power loss; excellent solderability; and highly automated equipment.
The formal inauguration of the plant where this product will be manufactured is expected in July. “With the commencement of production, we have further strengthened our product portfolio which caters to a wide range of customers,” said Chiranjeev Saluja, Founder and Managing Director, Premier Energies.
As more technologies emerge and the existing technologies evolve to meet market demands, the R&D efforts will be focused on continuously innovating, to introduce the highest efficiency and reliable products. This marks a significant milestone in the evolution of solar technology for the company, said the statement.
The company has completed 25 years of operations in 2020.Headquartered in Greater Hyderabad Telangana, Premier Energies, has a capacity of 1.25 GW Module and 0.75GW Cell. With this capacity increase, the company became the second-largest integrated manufacturer of solar cells and modules in India.