TEN SOLAR PANEL MANUFACTURERS IN INDIA
The origin of Solar energy is the Sun. Solar panels (or PV Panels ) use Sun’s energy to transform the light energy ( or Photons) that is coming from the sun into electricity which can be further used to power electrical loads.
The history of the development of Solar Energy is of more than 100 years. Earlier, the primary purpose of solar energy was to produce steam which could be used to drive machinery. Before the discovery of the Photovoltaic Effect, no one was aware of the fact that we can use solar energy to generate electricity. It was Edmond Becquerel who introduced the
Photovoltaic Effect to the World. This discovery leads to the invention of the first genuine solar cell which was formed by coating the sheets of Selenium with a thin layer of gold. The credit for inventing the first-ever solar cell in 1893 goes to Charles Fritts.
This invention paves the way for other inventors to go beyond their limits which resulted in the discovery of solar panels.
Solar Panels collect sunlight which comes under the category of Clean Renewable source of Energy. The rise of Global Climate change makes it necessary to think about reducing the pressure on our atmosphere and ensuring the reduced emission of greenhouse gases.
The best thing about solar panels is that it requires less maintenance and have no moving parts. They are roughly made and they can last up to decades when they are properly maintained.
They (Solar Panels) are made up of several individual Solar Cells which themselves are composed of layers of silicon, phosphorus (yields negative charge), and boron (yields positive charge).
Solar Panels generate electricity in AC (Alternating Current) form. The AC Current generated can be used in recreational vehicles and boats, homes or commercial buildings, oil and gas flow monitoring, telecommunications, remote traffic control, etc.
Ten Solar Panel Manufacturing Companies In India
There are around 40 Solar Panel Manufacturers in India. To know some of the best manufacturers among these 40, here is a list of the top 10 Solar Panel Manufacturers in India :
Adani Solar stands out first in the list of top 10 Solar panel companies in India. It is the Solar PV (Photovoltaic) manufacturing and EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) arm of the Adani Group which is India’s one of the largest business conglomerates having resources, energy, and logistics, ancillary, and Agri industry. Now, coming toward Adani Solar is our country’s first and the largest vertically integrated solar company. It offers products and services that deal with the spectrum of photovoltaics manufacturing. The presence of Adani Solar in the SOlar Manufacturing sector contributes to India’s Climatic goals as well as bolstering the vision of embracing a healthier mix of energy. Below are some of the achievements of Adani Solar :
(i) It has commissioned projects over 250 MegaWatts (MW).
(ii) Projects over 400 MegaWatt are under execution
(iii) It is the fastest-growing rooftop and distributed Solar Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Company.
VIKRAM SOLAR LIMITED:
It was earlier known as Vikram Solar Private Ltd and is globally recognized to be the leading solar energy solutions provider which is specialized in high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing as well as comprehensive EPC solutions. Till now, they have globally shipped 2.4 GW+ high-efficiency modules. They also have completed O&M Services where they have serviced over 660MW projects. Vikram Solar Ltd. had a presence across 6 continents. They are also an active contributor who shaped the Solar Revolution. They have upgraded their capacity of Solar’s rated yearly Photovoltaic (PV) Module Manufacturing to 1 GW in the year 2017. They have an annual production capacity of 1.2 GW and have taken over 1355 MW of solar projects across India and Abroad.
WAAREE ENERGIES LTD :
Waaree Energies ltd. is the flagship of its parent company Waaree Group. Waaree Energies was established in the year 1989 with Mumbai as its headquarters. Waaree Energies has a Module Manufacturing capacity of 2 GW which makes it India’s largest Solar Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Capacity. It has its plants in Umbergaon and Surat situated in Gujarat. This company is present in over 350 locations nationally and at the same time in 68 countries internationally. Waaree Energies is one of the top players in our country India where they provide EPC Services, Rooftop Solutions, solar water pumps as well as Project Development. It is an Independent Power Producer too. Waaree’s Gujarat located plant has a capacity of 2 GW which enables it to deliver high-quality as well as affordable solar products to its customers.
India’s first integrated manufacturer of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Modules along with its components like Backsheets, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Cells, and Encapsulants (EVA & POE) is RenewSys. It is the renewable arm of ENPEE Group. RenewSys owned two manufacturing facilities in India. The first one is located in Hyderabad. It manufactures solar PV Modules and Solar PV Cells with a capacity of 750 MW and 130 MW respectively. The other manufacturing unit is located in Bengaluru that manufactures EVA & POE and Backsheets with a capacity of 1.4 GW and 3 GW respectively. It supplies its products to over 40 countries around the globe. RenewSys is present across various countries like India, Nigeria, South Africa, Mauritius, UAE, China, and Singapore. It has its representative offices in Europe, Mexico, and the USA. It also has an evolving distributor network.
TATA POWER SOLAR:
India’s most trusted and dependable rooftop solution provider is Tata Power Solar. It is India’s top integrated player when comes to solar. It is performing excellent across the solar value chain which begins from the manufacturing of cell/modules and solar products and ends with executing rooftops along with utility-scale solar projects. It’s been 30 years since the company is a pioneer in India’s rooftop domain and commissioned the first solar installation in the year 1991 along with an installed base having a capacity of 425 MW rooftop systems presently. It also has 425 MW+ of the cumulative solar rooftop and also it is India’s largest Solar Carport with a capacity of 2.67 MW. Many of India’s leading Institutions, MNCs, and Corporates have chosen to work with Tata Power Solar as their partners in their Green Energy Journey and it has become a choice partner of over ten thousand residential customers.
SWELECT ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD:
SWELECT Energy systems limited operates a 140 MW clean room, dust-free as well as a world-class PV module. It also has an HHV Solar Technologies (HST) manufacturing plant that has an R&D facility located in Bangalore, India. It was formerly known as Numeric Power Systems Limited and is one of the leading Solar Power Systems companies which is present in the global energy market for 35 years. The core strength of this company lies in its technical domain which is strongly backed by state-of-art manufacturing facilities.
EMMVEE SOLAR SYSTEM:
EMMVEE Solar System was established in the year 1992. It has solar water heating systems in India and it holds the largest share in the market where it distributes its product under the brand name “Solarized”. This company is certified by ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015. It is one of the pioneers of the solar industry and has an experience of over 25 years. They have also set up a production facility with a world-class production facility for heating solar water systems at Dabaspet, Karnataka, and have a combined area of production of over 25 thousand sq. meters.
Premier Solar is a two-decade-old company. It guarantees 25-year performance for its Solar Panels. This company is promoted by various technocrats that have decades of expertise in technical and business experience and it has an advanced manufacturing facility in Hyderabad which is supported by a strong Research and Development Team. It started in the year 1995 with 5 employees and a seed capital of 25 lakh rupees. They earned a quality certificate from the European Solar Test Installation, Ispra, Italy, TUV Intercert, Germany. It is a renowned Star Export House that is present in 15 countries. It has attained 100% growth in five years and accumulated National Awards for Excellence in Performance, Entrepreneurship, and Exports.
Loom Solar Private Limited is a manufacturer of AC modules started in 2018. It is located in Faridabad, Haryana, and has a manufacturing capacity of 100 MW. It has now become India’s one of the fastest-growing solar panel manufacturers as it has a wide range of solar panels starting from 10 watts to 450 watts of super-efficiency panels. It has a market share of 20% in the residential rooftop with a revenue of 100 Cr.
It has a wide range of products in solar which is more than any other company offering in the Indian market. Loom Solar has an endless list of achievements which includes gold and silver awards in the 2019 11th Annual Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards in the USA. In the year 2020, it has also launched the World’s first IoT (Internet of things) based AC solar module.
SAATVIK GREEN ENERGY:
Saatvik Green Energy is North India’s Largest Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturing Company. It markets and manufactures high quality with high efficient Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. Their manufacturing facility is so advanced and is situated in Ambala, Haryana. Saatvik Green Energy has an annual capacity of 500 MW that engages their best available technologies. Some of their best available technologies include Jinchen, Lead automation along with a wide range of Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules which are inclusive of glass-glass and bifacial modules viz. 40Wp to 380Wp, Polycrystalline as well as monocrystalline. These solar modules are suited well to residential, industrial off-grid/grid tied, and commercial applications.
Which company is the no. 1 Solar Company in India?
Ans: Tata BP Solar is India’s no. 1 Solar Company which has a PV Module.
- How many Solar companies are in our country India?
Ans: There are top 15 solar players in India ranked based on revenue for the financial year 2012-13.