Vikram Solar Ties Up With France’s CEA
Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturer and a prominent rooftop solar & EPC solutions provider signed a Collaboration Agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), a key player in research, development and innovation. The agreement was exchanged during Honorable French President, Mr Emmanuel Macron’s India visit. A high-efficiency Hetero Junction Technology module manufactured using both organisations’ know-how and technological expertise will be showcased at the Rashtrapati Bhavan during the ISA Founding ceremony on 11th March.
The association will look to enhance research and developments on high-efficiency crystalline silicon cells, modules, systems and a host of high-efficiency generation and storage technologies for French and Indian markets. Under the MoU, CEA will share their know-how and technologies in the field of solar energy, storage, smart grid and thermal efficiency while Vikram Solar will apply these technologies in large volume manufacturing with a wider objective of improving solar photovoltaic cells and modules to perform at record-efficiency in energy conversion and simultaneously developing battery solutions by increasing their energy storage capacity. Other advanced research and development areas of collaboration will include crystallization and wafering, mono and bi-facial modules, agri-photovoltaics, solar mobility etc. as well as exploring new competitive materials in order to reduce costs.