The renewable energy arm of Indias Enpee Group, RenewSys India Pvt. Ltd (RIPL), has confirmed this week that it has ordered 100 MW of manufacturing equipment from Switzerlands Meyer Burger as it looks to ramp its module production capacity to 280 MW by the end of this year.
The Indian firm revealed that it has placed an order for a matrix cell assembly system and JT Series module lamination tool from Meyer Burger, thus boosting its production capacity by 100 MW.
RenewSys added that it will order a second line from Meyer Burger before years end.
The automated module line currently on its way to RenewSyss Hyderabad fab is equipped to handle 3, 4, and 5 busbar cells, and the company is confident it will be up and running in the third quarter of this year.
In stepping up its domestic manufacturing capability, RenewSys hopes to meet "rapidly developing demand from its OEM customers within and outside India", a statement read, while also bolstering the nations domestic production capacity something that has been a source of conflict in recent months following the World Trade Organizations (WTO) ruling that Indias domestic content regulations violate global trade agreements.
Once RIPL has taken delivery of the Meyer Burger line, its cell capacity at the Hyderabad fab will rise to 130 MW. There are also plans afoot to increase RIPLs EVA encapsulant and backsheet production capabilities at the firms other facility, located in Bengaluru.