- India’s Avaada Group plans to set up 5 GW solar cell and module manufacturing capacity
- It has launched an EOI to source suppliers for various PV manufacturing components
- The list of requirement includes aluminium frames, ribbons, EVA, backsheet and glass
Indian renewable energy independent power producer (IPP), Avaada Group plans to launch itself into solar cell and module manufacturing with 5 GW annual production capacity and is looking for component suppliers to help achieve the aim.
In an expression of interest (EOI) launched on December 13, 2021, the company has solicited offers from willing suppliers for various components for its proposed plant. The tentative annual capacity for aluminium frames it needs is 20 kiloton (kT), for ribbons it is 2.3 kT while the requirement for EVA is 34 million sqm.
Avaada also wants to procure around 17 million sqm of backsheet and 410 tons per day (TPD) worth of glass.
“The suppliers will have to co-locate their manufacturing facilities and be given assured offtake for the mentioned items,” reads the EOI. Interested suppliers can contact the company with a brief note or proposal by sending an email to email@example.com.
Avaada is one of the 13 companies on the waiting list of qualified bidders for the Government of India’s solar Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme that encourages domestic solar manufacturing out of 16 that made the cut. So far Shirdi Sai Electricals Limited, Reliance New Energy Solar Limited (RNESL) and Jindal India Solar Energy Limited have won the allotted budget of INR 44.5 billion which the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said will be increased to INR 240 billion (see Solar PLI Budget Set To Increase).