Indian Manufacturer Vikram Solar’s Modules Now Eligible For Go Solar California

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Vikram Solar, a solar module manufacturing company based in Kolkata (India), has received UL certification for its polycrystalline solar panels. The panels were certified under UL 1703, which covers safety and performance testing of flat-plate photovoltaic modules and panels for both ground-mounted and rooftop applications. This listing covers module wattage sizes from 240 to 270 Wp.

The panels have also been added to the California Energy Commission’s list of eligible products for its Million Roofs policy, which was initiated by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. This allows it to be eligible for incentives in compliance with the guidelines for California’s Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1). The complete list of eligible modules is available here.

“We are very excited that our products have passed this important milestone and can now be installed by our growing list of EPC’s, distributors, and solar integrators,” Vikram Solar’s founder and CEO Gyanesh Chaudhary said. “This achievement once again underscores the reliability, safety and performance of Vikram Solar’s entire module portfolio,” he added.

The company is part of a 40-year old industrial conglomerate, the Vikram Group of Companies, the world’s largest manufacturer of tea-processing equipment. Earlier, the company has been successfully certified by the independent auditor OST Energy, which will help its growth in the UK solar market.

Vikram Solar is among the largest manufacturers of solar PV modules in India, with a capacity to produce 150 MW of modules every year. Vikram Solar recently signed agreements to supply solar power equipment to the Middle East market and has also entered the European market through a solar rooftop project in Ireland.

Image Credit: Solar panels via Waynenf | CC BY 2.0


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Anand Upadhyay

is a Fellow with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI, New Delhi). He tweets at @indiasolarpost. Views and opinion if any, are his own.

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