Vikram Solar, India’s leading module manufacturer and Solar EPC player, launched a new line of high-efficiency modules ‘SOMERA’ at REI Expo, Greater Noida in September.
The new module line ‘SOMERA’ falls under the Monocrystalline solar PV module category, which is a new addition to the company’s product portfolio. 60 cell (SOMERA Prime series) & 72 cell (SOMERA Grand) series modules in this product line are out on the market post REI.
The new products are suitable for 1500V System voltage, which would help in utility PV cost reductions, and come with Passivated Emitter Rear Contact Technology (PERC) cells, offering high module area efficiency upto 19.% (for 60 cells) & upto 18.45% (for 72 cells).
Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD & CEO, Vikram Solar Limited, shared on the occasion, “Vikram Solar has always focused on innovation, and our new module line ‘SOMERA’ is another example of our inclination towards supporting a smarter energy infrastructure.”
Ivan Saha, CTO and BU Head– Solar Manufacturing, Vikram Solar Limited, stated “The new modules are suitable for operation under higher system voltage, are constructed with high efficiency PERC cells, have extremely Low Light-Induced Degradation, and have lower temperature coefficients which means the energy yield would be much higher with these modules as compared to the other modules.
The new monocrystalline modules are conditioned to withstand 2400 Pascal Wind load, 5400 Pascal Snow load and Dynamic
Wind load, which makes them the best option even for harsh geographical conditions. Tests have revealed that SOMERA line can offer 5 – 10% higher energy generation output than that of any industry average polycrystalline modules.”
SOMERA Grand Series (72 cell modules ranging from 340 to 365Wp) and SOMERA Prime Series (60 cell modules ranging from 280-310Wp) are products available for the Indian market. SOMERA Grand Ultima Silver Series (72 cell modules ranging from 340 to 365Wp), SOMERA Ultima Silver Series and SOMERA Ultima All Black Series (60 cell modules ranging from 280-310Wp) are soon available for the international market.
About Vikram Solar:
Vikram Solar is a leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in high efficiency PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions. With international presence in 5 continents, the company is an active contributor in shaping the solar revolution across continents. Carrying forward the extensive manufacturing experience of the Vikram Group, Vikram Solar, since 2006, is building on a 4-decade-old success story. Vikram Solar’s annual PV Module production capacity stands at 1 GW. The company’s products are designed to the highest standards of quality, reliability and performance. As a fully forward- integrated Solar EPC contractor, Vikram Solar deploys world- class technology to design, install and commission solar projects worldwide.