Companies collaborate to supply thin film PV for India

G. K. Prasanna (left), president of Wipro EcoEnergy and David Chu (right), chief executive officer of DuPont Apollo.

Chinese thin film manufacturer DuPont Apollo has formed an agreement with Indian supply company Wipro EcoEnergy to supply silicon-based thin film tandem photovoltaic (PV) modules for Wipro EcoEnergy’s upcoming grid-based solar power projects.

Under the terms of this supply agreement, DuPont Apollo will provide Wipro EcoEnergy with thin film PV modules. The first phase of the supply agreement will be completed by first quarter of 2012. This agreement comes at a time that the solar industry has witnessed dramatic growth in India with the announcement of grid-based incentives for grid-connected solar plants, and PV is considered a preferable choice to accommodate the widely dispersed and growing electricity consumption needs of the country. In January 2010 India’s National Solar Mission was launched to achieve the government’s target of generating 22 GW (20 GW on-grid, 2 GW off-grid) of solar power by 2022.

“We see DuPont Apollo as a supplier of reliable silicon-based thin film PV modules that are especially fit for the hot climatic conditions of India due to their superior performance under high-temperature conditions,” said G. K. Prasanna, president – Wipro EcoEnergy. “To support the rapid growth of the Indian economy, there is a clear need for reliable and sufficient electricity. With the solar energy programs taking off at the national as well as state levels, we intend to play our part in helping India attain energy security, and we hope to do so with the help of a reliable PV partner like DuPont Apollo.”

DuPont Apollo thin film PV modules are internationally recognized with the product certifications of IEC 61646, IEC 61730, CGC Golden Sun Certificate and UL 1703. All products are manufactured in an ISO 9001, QC 080000 and LEED certified facility.

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