Vikram Solar, a PV module maker has stated that it is expecting its first shipment of nearly 5MW of modules to arrive in Japan this week.
Ravindra Goyal, the company’s VP sales stated at the PV Expo Tokyo show starting this month that the company’s modules are in compliance with the Japanese market in terms of quality. He also stated that Vikram is already exporting to markets like Germany, the US and UK. It also has a pipeline of nearly 325 MW in India which will be constructed within a year. Goyal also pointed out that as there is relative shortage of available land for projects, modules which had higher watt-peak output were going to be favoured.
He stressed that, “It’s 60-cell mainly, in the range of 255Wp to 275Wp modules. The higher the watt peak the better for Japan because they don’t have a lot of land. They want PERC cells, high efficiency cells, but [there are also] some projects there where they use 250Wp, 260Wp modules as well with polycrystalline.”
Vikram Solar also has plans to offer its other services to Japan. These include operations and maintenance (O&M). The company has some of its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) teams already active there and working on a handful of projects which range from 3MW and 5MW capacity.