Vikram Solar, a Tier 1 manufacturer, specializing in the production of PV solar modules, recently entered into the residential PV market in Ireland and completed a roof-top installation at University College of Dublin.
Even though the government in Ireland has committed to 40% of renewable energy by 2020, the Irish PV market is still dormant. Vikram Solar has recognized the potential at an early stage and put a lot of effort toward understanding the customized requirements of the relatively small Irish PV market, the company says.
“By leaving a footprint in the Irish PV market at this early stage, we can help our customers to develop customized solutions and hence get a competitive advantage as an early entrant,” says Prashant Mathur, president, International Sales & Strategic Sourcing, Vikram Solar.
The University College of Dublin installation is part of an ambitious 150-rooftop-program, already started in County Meath, County Kildare, County Wicklow and County Dublin, currently totaling more than 10% of the country’s cumulative installed PV capacity.
“With our landmark installation on the University College of Dublin, we are encouraging the youth to think about sustainable energy generation,” says Davide Marro, head of business development, Vikram Solar Europe. “Change through education – that’s our philosophy in all our markets.”
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