New Delhi: Gautam Solar, ranked among India’s Top 10 Solar Panel manufacturers, signed a deal to add a 500 MW high-efficiency automatic solar module production line, now taking its total solar module manufacturing capacity to 1 GW. The leading player in the solar sector signed the deal with Jinchen, one of the world’s leaders in the field of high-efficiency solar cell and high-efficiency solar module manufacturing equipment.
With this deal, the annual solar module production capacity of Gautam Solar will exponentially increase to 1 GW from its present production capacity of 500 MW. The deal was signed at SNEC, 16th International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition and will become operational by September 2023. Signatories of the deal were the Director of Gautam Solar, Mr Sharad Mohanka and the Vice President of PV Module Equipment Center, Jinchen Corp.
“We are pleased to sign this deal to expand our solar module manufacturing capacity to 1 GW and to manufacture the high-efficiency N-Type TOPCon Solar Modules, keeping in mind the growing market for Solar Modules, not only in India but globally as well. With our collaboration with one of the global leaders in the field, we will certainly bolster our presence in the solar manufacturing space and contribute significantly towards the country’s ambitious goal to become self-reliant by enhancing domestic production,” said Gautam Mohanka, CEO of Gautam Solar.
The latest deal signed by Gautam Solar is for Automation, Machinery & Equipment to be used for the production of high-efficiency N-Type TOPCon Solar Modules. Tunnel-Oxide Passivated Contact (TOPCon) is a state-of-the-art Solar Module Production Technology in which a thin tunnelling oxide layer is applied on an N-Type Silicon Substrate, followed by a layer of highly doped Poly Silicon and Passivated Contacts. The tunnel oxide layer allows charge carriers to pass while minimizing recombination losses. The passivated contacts reduce surface recombination. Thereby, the technology helps increase the efficiency of the solar modules while reducing panel degradation over time.
The latest technology acquired by Gautam Solar, especially important at the time, N-type TOPCon Cells can produce up to 30 per cent more power than conventionally used P-type PERC Cells. This comes as a major boost to indigenous manufacturing and the Make in India goals set out by the government. The deal is also expected to significantly contribute towards the country’s endeavour to achieve the net zero targets set by the government.
About Gautam Solar
Gautam Solar is ranked among India’s Top 10 Solar Module Manufacturers (Source: “India Solar Annual Report Card CY2022”, March 2023). With over 25+ years of experience, Gautam Solar has 4 factories in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, and its Corporate Head Office is in New Delhi. The company has a solar module capacity of 500 MWp and is expanding to 1 GWp by September 2023. Using the latest machines and technology, Gautam Solar’s solar panels are manufactured using First-hand top-line machines. It has multiple Patents & IPs registered in its name and is known for its technically superior and innovative solar modules.