Adani Solar, the photovoltaic manufacturing and research arm of the Adani Group, has introduced India’s first large sized monocrystalline silicon ingot. The monocrystalline ingots will drive indigenisation to produce renewable electricity from Silicon based PV modules with efficiencies ranging from 21 per cent to 24 per cent. The new manufacturing line will produce silicon ingots exclusively for its solar wafers, cells and modules production. As per the statement, Adani Solar becomes the sole producer of large sized monocrystalline silicon ingots in India which shall be a critical link in the photovoltaic crystalline silicon industry value-chain and drive towards a self-reliant India in the near future.
The company has already started its initial manufacturing, but it plans to increase its ingot and wafer capacity by 2 GW by the end of 2023. It will increase in size to 10 GW by 2025. The company already produces silicon-based cell and module production with the establishment of a GW-scale factory in 2016. With a ramp up in its annual production capacity of solar PV cells and modules from 1.2 GW in 2017 to 4 GW in 2022, Adani Solar remains a key vertically integrated manufacturer.
Earlier this month, Adani New Industries signed a development and licensing agreement with Cavendish Renewable Technology (CRT), a Melbourne based hydrogen technology company. The partnership would include development of alkaline electrolysers, polymer exchange membranes, anion exchange membranes, and CRT’s innovative ‘C Cell’ technology for mass-scale production.