New Delhi- Chinese solar panel manufacturer Trina Solar today announced the total capacity of solar modules installed by the company in India has crossed 4,000 Megawatt (Mw) — the largest for any firm so far.
“We have come far, from shipping under 15 MW of solar modules for the whole of 2010, our first year in India, to shipping a record 700 MW in just one quarter of 2017,” said Gaurav Mathur, Trina Solar’s India director.
He added that the 4,000 Mw milestone is a testament to the quality of the firm’s sales team in India which has become a major solar market on the world map and recognizes the value of clean, stable and cost-effective solar energy.
Mathur said the photovoltaic manufacturer works with developers across the country while the bigger installations are often in the southern region, in states such as Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh due to several reasosn including availability of affordable land.
“We are big in solar farms, as utility-scale solar provides stability and low-cost energy for local grids. But we are also doing very unique installations, such as airports and building-integrated photovoltaics,” Mathur said.
He also aded that Indian companies are keen on solar, with many from the textile, pharmaceutical, chemical, logistics and IT industries installing 50-500 Kilowatt rooftop and ground-mount installations because many have a lot of roof space or land available for solar installations.
Helena Li, Trina Solar president for Asia Pacific and head of global module sales, said the Asia Pacific, including India, is a key market for the company globally as it continues to make inroads by introducing new high-efficiency modules and offering smart energy solutions.
ET Energy World