Indian Module Maker Resumes Operations

‘Largest’ Solar Module Manufacturer In North India, Alpex Solar Resumes Manufacturing Operations Shut During COVID-19 Lockdown
07:52 PM (Beijing Time) - 12. May 2020
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Claiming to have 450 MW of operational solar module manufacturing capacity as the ‘largest’ module producer in North India, Alpex Solar has now resumed production as the Indian government has allowed manufacturing with conditions due to the pandemic. (Photo Credit: Alpex Solar/Facebook)

Key Takeaways

  • Alpex Solar has started solar module manufacturing operations with effect from May 8, 2020
  • It was forced to halt production due to government ordered nationwide lockdown because of the pandemic
  • The company says it will operate in compliance with the government’s safety guidelines

With the Indian government allowing some relaxations for the manufacturing segment under nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, local module manufacturing company Alpex Solar says it is back in business. Production had been on hold due to the stay-at-home orders of the government so far.

Management released a statement saying it began operations from May 8, 2020 onward.

The company operates an automated solar module fab with an annual capacity of 350 MW in Greater Noida in the state of Uttar Pradesh and claims to be the ‘largest’ solar module manufacturing company in North India.

On its website, Alpex claims its current solar module production capacity, in Greater Noida and Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh, to be 450 MW slated to go up to 1 GW soon and touts itself as the first Indian manufacturer to make glass-glass, 5BB, flexible modules. It says it produces high quality poly and mono crystalline modules with an output of 100 W to 370 W. It also offers a wide range of products and services as solar water pumping systems, the company stated.

Management says it will run the manufacturing operations in compliance with the government’s safety guidelines and directives to safeguard employees and workers.

Anu Bhambhani

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