Du Pont Apollo Limited (DuPont Apollo) announced that it has entered a strategic supply agreement with Wipro EcoEnergy, the cleantech business of Wipro Limited, India’s leading global technology solutions company, to supply high-performance, silicon-based thin film tandem photovoltaic (PV) modules for Wipro EcoEnergy’s upcoming grid-based solar power projects.
“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.”
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.
“Contributing to the strong and sustainable growth of the Indian PV market is a major milestone for us – we are excited that Wipro has chosen to collaborate with DuPont Apollo for their solar projects in the country,” said David Chu, chief executive officer – DuPont Apollo. “We look forward to more business momentum created with Wipro as a key strategic customer to continue to drive the growth of PV power and provide India with clean and affordable energy.”
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.