India: Ground breaks on 200 MW PV cell manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh


CETC (India), a subsidiary of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 15, to mark the start of construction on the first phase of its 200 MW solar PV cell manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh (AP).

The plant, which will be built over 18 acres in the Domestic Tariff Zone (DTZ), at an initial investment of around INR 3.2 billion (US$49.28 million), is expected to commence solar cell production by the end of 2019.

A source, who did not wish to be named, told pv magazine that both standard aluminum back surface field (Al-BSF) polycrystalline solar cells and passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) monocrystalline cells will be produced at the facility.

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