Solex orders 1.2 GW solar module production equipment

Gujarat-based Solex Energy has signed a deal to order 1.2 GW of solar module production equipment from Jinchen Machinery, China.

The production line is being installed near Surat. Once fully automated, it will be capable of manufacturing panels based on wafers up to 210 mm and featuring multi-busbar cells and micro-gap technology. The manufacturer has stipulated that 600 MW first phase of the order will be commissioned by October 2021. According to a MoU with Jinchen, the installation of phase two will begin as soon as the initial production capacity goes into operation. Solex has planned to take a ‘backward integration’ approach to expanding its production capacity as it will develop a 1 GW solar cell production facility after the module line is completed.