Spire Corporation , a global solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) integration services for solar systems, announced today it has been selected by Sonali Energees Pvt. Ltd. (Sonali Solar) of Gujarat, India to provide a 25 megawatt (MW) PV module turn-key assembly line. This assembly line includes a state-of-the-art Spi-EL(TM) Electroluminescence Tester and also has the ability to produce glass to glass modules for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) applications.
“With the recent expansion of our sales and service support in India, we are pleased to receive this 25MW PV production line order from Sonali Solar,” said Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation. “Sonali Solar is a strong company with a prestigious reputation, not only in India, but worldwide.”
“There is a great need for solar power in India and around the world. Recent programs implemented by the Indian government have contributed to rapid growth of PV systems throughout the country. The Indian government has also set up incentives for local content and supply to encourage domestic manufacturing. Sonali Solar is taking advantage of this opportunity,” concluded Mr. Little.
Mr. Pankaj H. Desai, President and CEO of Sonali Solar, said, “We are happy that Spire is supplying our company with a state-of-the-art 25MW PV module assembly line. With this new assembly line, Sonali will be able to grow its business in both domestic and export markets. The company’s goal is to produce a highly reliable and efficient product that is affordable to each and every consumer. We have been pleased with the local support that Spire has provided during our evaluations.”