Press Releases

2017

Water-Gen and Vikram Solar to showcase Environmental and Humanitarian Water Solutions at India’s Smart Cities 2017 Expo

India-based Vikram Solar joins with Israel’s Water-Gen to bring its innovative technology to India and provide clean, accessible drinking water across the country. New Delhi, 3 May , 2017: On the heels of the recent $100 million memorandum of understanding between Water-Gen and Vikram Solar, and as a sign of the deepening cooperation between India …

May 3, 2017

Vikram Solar commissions 10 MWp solar plant in Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, 13 April, 2017: Vikram Solar, the globally acclaimed EPC solutions provider and PV module manufacturer, successfully commissioned a 10 MWp capacity solar plant in Andhra Pradesh. The project has been developed under the PPA scheme between Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (abbreviated TTD) and Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd. The project will facilitate green power generation …

April 13, 2017

Vikram Solar commissions 20 MW solar power project for Jindal Aluminium in Karnataka

Projected to reduce carbon footprint by 32.3 metric tons annually. New Delhi, 12 April, 2017: Vikram Solar, the globally recognized leading PV module and EPC solutions provider, announced the commissioning of a 20 MW Solar Power Project in the state of Karnataka for Jindal Aluminium Ltd. Bangalore. Being nestled in Bavihalu, in the Davangere district …

April 12, 2017

Vikram Solar commissions 130 MW solar project in Bhadla, Rajasthan

New Delhi, 31 March, 2017: Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd., the country’s leading Solar EPC player and module manufacturer, has commissioned a 130 MW (2X65 MW) Solar PV Power Plant for NTPC in Bhadla, Rajasthan. The project has been developed under the State Specific Bundling Scheme (for bundling with thermal power from NTPC Singrauli Thermal Power …

March 31, 2017

Vikram Solar ties up with Israel’s Water-Gen to introduce unique clean, drinkable water solutions in India

New Delhi, 29 March, 2017: Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd., the country’s leading Solar EPC player and module manufacturer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel’s Water-Gen, a pioneer in air-to-water technology, to develop and introduce their path-breaking clean, hygienic drinking water solutions in the country. The technology developed by Water-Gen to create and …

March 29, 2017

Mr Gyanesh Chaudhary- MD & CEO received Commendations as the Emerging Leader

Kolkata, 18 March, 2017: Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD & CEO Vikram Solar, the man behind the exceptional growth that country’s leading Solar EPC and module manufacturing company has scaled, was awarded with the title of ‘Emerging Leader’ by esteemed Calcutta Management Association (CMA). Being an affiliate of All India Management Association (AIMA), which is the …

March 18, 2017

Vikram Solar conferred with 2 prestigious awards at the 5th ET Bengal Corporate Awards

For the second time in a row, Vikram Solar bags the Fastest Growing Company Award, in addition to the Highest Job Creator Award. New Delhi, 10 February, 2017: Vikram Solar, the globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider, marked the beginning of the new calendar year with a double award win at the 5th ET …

February 10, 2017

Vikram Solar felicitated with 6th EPC World Awards for ‘Outstanding Contribution in Renewable Energy EPC’

New Delhi, 19 January, 2017: Vikram Solar, the globally recognized leading PV module manufacturing and EPC solutions provider, has been honored with the revered 6th EPC World Awards for ‘Outstanding Contribution in Renewable Energy EPC’. The industry honor was conferred in light of the organization’s exceptional contribution in facilitating renewable energy infrastructure across the country. …

January 19, 2017

2016

Vikram Solar appoints Mr Nimish Jain as Head of Global Module Sales

New Delhi, December 16, 2016: Vikram Solar, the globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider, today announced the appointment of its new Head of Global Module Sales- Nimish Jain. In the given role, Nimish would be responsible for driving sales in both domestic and international markets. He would also supervise the accomplishments of targets and …

December 16, 2016

Vikram Solar announces MoU with the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Under the agreement, both parties will undertake joint projects in various areas of mutual interest. New Delhi, 16 November, 2016: Vikram Solar, a globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider today announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), an Institute of National Importance listed by the Government …

November 16, 2016

Vikram launches strategic cooperation to enter the Finnish market

Kolkata/Helsinki, 19 October 2016 :TIER 1 solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with Finnwind, making the system integrator, manufacturer and installer of renewable energy systems the exclusive supplier of Vikram Solar modules for the Finnish market. A press photo is available at: https://www.vikramsolar.com/photos/nggallery/press-photos/vikram-launches-strategic-cooperation-with-finnwind Vikram Solar’s polycrystalline ELDORA solar modules are …

October 19, 2016

Vikram Solar showcases new products at Solar Power International

Las Vegas, 13 September 2016: Module manufacturer Vikram Solar is set to present a range of new products, including a prototype of the high efficiency bifacial solar module ELDORA Duplex, at Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas from 12-15 September 2016. The new monocrystalline module is suitable for both roof-mounted and freestanding installations, and …

September 13, 2016

Vikram Solar launches ‘HELITRAC’- the revolutionary Sun tracking system

Highly advanced solar tracker with robust weather proof mechanism and multimode intelligent operations, set to boost the solar industry by further improving efficiencies. New Delhi, 7 September, 2016: Vikram Solar today announced the launch of ‘HELITRAC’, a highly advanced solar tracker with robust weather proof mechanism and multimode intelligent operations. The product was showcased at …

September 7, 2016

Vikram Solar signs MoU with teamtechnik

India’s only tier 1 module manufacturer plans investments of over INR 400 crore. Munich, 7 September 2016: Vikram Solar has partnered with teamtechnik, a market leader in production technology based in Freiberg am Neckar (Germany), to design production lines and supply plant technology to support the company’s expansion plans. Today, both companies signed a memorandum …

September 7, 2016

Vikram Solar wins National Excellence Award

Government of India honours Vikram Solar with National Excellence Award for Roof Top Solar Power Projects in the Domestic Solar Module Manufacturers Category . New Delhi, 8 June 2016: Vikram Solar, a globally acclaimed solar PV module manufacturer and EPC solutions provider was awarded the National Excellence Award 2016 for Roof Top Solar Power Projects in …

June 7, 2016

Sungage Financial lists Vikram Solar as an approved vendor

Boulder, Colorado, June 06,2016: Sungage Financial, a leading provider of solar financing solutions, has added the Tier 1 solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar to its approved vendor list. Vikram Solar Modules can now be installed in any residential solar system that is using financing from Sungage Financial. Mr Ken Oatman, Head of Business Development for …

June 6, 2016

Vikram Solar appoints Mr Narasimhachari Kannan as Executive Director- Operations

Kolkata, March 14, 2016: Vikram Solar, the globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider today announced the appointment of Mr Narasimhachari Kannan as the company’s Executive Director- Operations. In his new role, Mr Kannan will assume responsibility for strengthening entire operations for the company. Mr Kannan comes with a rich experience of 34 years, demonstrating …

March 14, 2016

Vikram Solar expands into 14 additional sub-Saharan countries

Kolkata/Johannesburg, February 03, 2016: The leading solar energy solutions provider, Vikram Solar is partnering with Powertech Africa, a leading African distributor of energy technology, thereby entering 14 new markets in sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Vikram already operates local offices in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. A press photo is available at: https://www.vikramsolar.com/AlbumPhoto/9af070a1-1b8f-43cd-b533-27907ad14c2c.jpg …

February 3, 2016

2015

Vikram Solar brings Solar Energy to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

Kolkata, December 15, 2015: 2 MWp grid connected rooftop plant expected to reduce 2036.90 MT of CO2 emissions per year. Vikram Solar,a globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in high efficiency PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions, successfully commissioned a rooftop solar plant with a total 2 MWp capacity at Netaji Subhash …

December 15, 2015

Vikram Solar powers Calicut International Airport with Solar Energy

Calicut, December 15, 2015: 750 kWp grid connected rooftop plant expected to generate 1175 MWh per year. Vikram Solar, a globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in high efficiency PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions, successfully commissioned a rooftop solar plant with 750 kWp capacity at Calicut International Airport. The project was …

December 15, 2015

Vikram Solar offers 27 years of linear power warranty on its solar modules

Kolkata, November 09 2015: Tier 1 PV module manufacturer Vikram Solar, today announced that their 60- and 72-cell multi-crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic modules belonging to ELDORA Prime, Ultima, Neo, Grand & Grand Ultima Series will be offered with a Linear Power Warranty upto 27 years across the globe. The warranted power degradation will be 2.5% …

November 9, 2015

Viessmann collaborates with Vikram Solar

Kolkata/Allendorf, November 5, 2015 – Viessmann, one of the leading international manufacturers ofheating, industrial and refrigeration systems, is to become a sales partner toVikram Solar, an international solar company. As part of the collaboration,Vikram Solar will supply Viessmann with solar modules from the Eldora Ultimaseries with an output of between 250 and 260 Wp. The …

November 5, 2015

Vikram Solar and British Solar Renewables signing deal at Solar Energy UK

Solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has concluded an agreement with British Solar Renewables (BSR), a leading British project developer, to supply modules with a total output of 30 MW. BSR will be installing the PID-resistant Eldora Ultima modules in their upcoming solar parks with a total output of 80 MW, to be finished by the …

October 26, 2015

Vikram Solar conferred with ‘Leading renewable energy manufacturer – Solar’ award at the Renewable Energy India Expo

New Delhi, October 05, 2015: Vikram Solar, the globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider was awarded the ‘Leading Renewable Energy Manufacturer – Solar’ award at the Renewable Energy India Expo 2015 (REI). The 9th edition of the Expo was held at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida between 23rd and 25th September. The only …

October 5, 2015

Vikram Solar expands U.S. presence with advanced product line

BOULDER, Colorado, Sept. 9, 2015: India’s Only Tier-One Solar Panel Company Adds Volume Manufacturing at Second Fab. Vikram Solar, India’s leading tier-one, tariff-free module manufacturer, continues its rapid expansion into the U.S. with the introduction of new generations of high-efficiency multi-crystalline silicon solar modules and large volumes immediately available for U.S. distribution. Press photos are …

September 9, 2015

Vikram Solar collaborates with UK’s largest electrical wholesaler

Kolkata/Dundee August 12,2015: Solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar teams up with Edmundson Electrical Greentech, the UK’s leading solar pv distributor. As part of the collaboration between the two companies, Edmundson Electrical Greentech has added Vikram Solar’s photovoltaic modules to its product range. The supply agreement covers Eldora Ultima modules with a total annual output of …

August 21, 2015

Vikram Solar opens new office in South African city of Johannesburg

Johannesburg/South Africa, Kolkata/India, July 21, 2015: The solar company Vikram Solar has opened its third African office in Johannesburg. The new office complements Vikram Solar’s existing branches in Kenya and Uganda, and is aiming to increase the company’s market presence and proximity to its customers throughout Africa. South Africa is currently the continent’s largest photovoltaics …

July 21, 2015

Module Manufacturer Vikram Solar to supply US Master Distributor with 20 MW of solar modules

Kolkata/India, July 08, 2015: PV module manufacturer Vikram Solar, today announced that the company has signed a master distribution agreement for residential and commercial PV installations with a leading US solar wholesaler, Clean Energy Distribution of Denver. Under the terms of this strategic agreement, Vikram Solar will supply Clean Energy Distribution with a total of …

July 8, 2015

Vikram Solar wins ‘Module Exporter of the Year’ Award at Global Solar EPC Summit

Kolkata/New Delhi, Jun 04, 2015: Vikram Solar, an internationally acclaimed solar PV module manufacturer and EPC solutions provider was awarded the ‘Module Exporter of the Year’ Award at Global Solar EPC Summit, India’s most prestigious and coveted award in the solar industry. The event witnessed organizations across India showcasing their best projects and equipment. This …

June 4, 2015

Vikram Solar commissions 40 MW PV plant in Madhya Pradesh

Kolkata/ New Delhi, May 7, 2015: EPC and Tier 1 (Bloomberg) module manufacturer Vikram Solar has successfully commissioned a 40 MW solar plant for IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL). Vikram has also won a ten-year O&M (operations and maintenance) contract for the installation. The project was awarded to IL&FS Energy Development Company Ltd by …

May 7, 2015

Vikram Solar to supply one of UK’s largest builders’ merchants

Kolkata/ Birmingham, Apr 22, 2015: EH Smith Builders Merchants, one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in the UK, is adding modules from Vikram Solar to its product portfolio. Based in the Midlands with over 90 years of expertise in the construction sector and 7 years in solar, EH Smith now wishes to expand its …

April 22, 2015

Vikram Solar launches three collaborations with leading European institutes and suppliers

Kolkata/ India, Mannheim/ Germany, Apr 16, 2015: Memorandums of understanding signed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Meyer Burger, and Centrotherm at Hannover Messe. Solar company Vikram Solar has begun three new collaborations with leading international research institutes and technology companies from Germany and Switzerland. The partnerships are intended to further optimize …

April 16, 2015

CEC evaluation confirms excellent performance of Vikram Solar modules

Boulder, Colorado, Apr 10, 2015: After extensive testing, the California Energy Commission (CEC) recently awarded superior PTC values to Vikram Solar’s Eldora series 72-cell polycrystalline PV modules. For example, the 310 Watt (STC) model produced a PTC value of 283.6 Watts. In terms of industry ranking, this makes the Eldora series one of the top …

April 10, 2015

Vikram Solar successfully commissions India’s first floating PV power plant

Kolkata/ India, Mannheim/ Germany, Jan 13, 2015: Tier one module manufacturer and EPC company Vikram Solar has successfully completed India’s first floating solar power plant. The R&D installation is part of a test project for Vikram Solar’s new floating module technology in cooperation with the Arka Renewable Energy College in Kolkata. The project aims to …

January 13, 2015

Vikram Solar extends product warranty to 12 years

Kolkata/ India, Mannheim/ Germany, Jan 3, 2015: With effect from 1st February 2015, Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading solar module manufacturing companies, has extended the product warranty for its Eldora Ultima Series 60-cell polycrystalline solar modules from 10 to 12 years. A series of in-house reliability tests, product design changes and process improvements were …

January 3, 2015

2014

Vikram Solar winner of EPC World Award 2014

Kolkata/ New Delhi, Dec 30, 2014: Vikram Solar, internationally acclaimed enterprise which specializes in manufacturing of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and EPC contracts for solar power plants, won the EPC World Award in the category Outstanding Contribution in Renewable Energy EPC. Vikram Solar’s EPC division provides end-to-end EPC and O&M solutions with a guaranteed efficiency …

December 30, 2014

Vikram Solar planning for cell manufacturing JV to cater growing demand for cells made in India

Kolkata/ India, Nov 21, 2014: Kolkata based Tier 1 manufacturer Vikram Solar is looking to expand their upstream footprint by getting into solar cell production as well. The internationally active manufacturer of PV modules and EPC solutions provider is revealing its current expansion plans. Besides their plans to expand their module production capacity to 350MW …

November 21, 2014

OST Energy confirms superior technical suitability of Vikram modules for use in PV projects in UK

Kolkata/ India, Mannheim/Germany, Oct 30, 2014 – Tier 1 manufacturer Vikram Solar has successfully completed the OST factory and product audit, and is now considered by investors and banks alike as a confirmed partner for PV projects in the UK. UK’s leading, independent renewables auditor OST Energy attested the highest efficiency at nominal operating cell …

October 30, 2014

Largest single-roof local authority-owned solar panel system in the UK completed

Westbury/ UK, Sep 04, 2014: Work to install the largest single-roof Local Authority-owned solar panel system in the UK on the roof of the new Northacre Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in Westbury in the South West of England has been completed. The 1,248 solar panels from manufacturer Vikram Solar – covering an area equivalent to …

September 4, 2014

Vikram Solar’s new U.S. Sales Office to launch solar modules in North and South America

Kolkata/ India July 30, 2014: Tier-1 PV module manufacturer Vikram Solar executes its latest global expansion by opening its newest international office in Boulder, Colorado. New Head of Business Development Americas is Ken Oatman, a well-known executive in the American solar industry. Prior to joining Vikram Solar in July 2014, he was employed by ET …

July 30, 2014

Vikram Solar ventures into domestic Roof-top segment in Ireland

Kolkata/India, July 1, 2014: Vikram Solar, internationally active Tier 1 manufacturer which specializes in the production of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules, has recently entered into the residential PV market in Ireland and completes roof-top installation at University College of Dublin. Even though the government in Ireland has committed to 40% of renewable energy by 2020,the …

July 1, 2014

Vikram Solar increases its Footprint in MENA – Middle East & North Africa Region

Kolkata/ India, June 23, 2014: Vikram Solar, internationally acclaimed Tier 1 enterprise which specializes in manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and EPC contracts for solar power plants has recently entered into a distributorship agreement with Unidaan FZ LLC to supply solar products and services in Middle East & North Africa Region. Unidaan and Vikram …

June 23, 2014

Vikram Solar bags ‘Appreciation for Good Practices Award’ from FICCI

Kolkata/ India, June 17, 2014: Vikram Solar, internationally acclaimed Tier 1 enterprise which specializes in manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and EPC contracts for solar power plants has bagged the award for Appreciation for Good Practices in 3rd FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Awards for Manufacturing-2014. The selection was based on rigorous process of application …

June 17, 2014

Bloomberg New Energy Finance classifies Vikram Solar as a Tier 1 manufacturer

Kolkata/India, Mannheim/Germany, Feb 20, 2014: The module manufacturer Vikram Solar has been named a Tier 1 manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in its Q1 2014 PV Market Outlook. This means that Vikram’s products have been accepted for non-recourse financing by banks.  Financing is currently one of the greatest hurdles to implementing photovoltaics projects, …

February 20, 2014

Vikram Solar to bring Solar Power to Assam Tea Estate

Vikram Solar joins hands with McLeod Russel India Limited for execution of 100 Kw Off-Grid Solar Power Project Kolkata, February 12, 2014: Vikram Solar, the Kolkata headquartered global specialist in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar modules has tied up with McLeod Russel India Limited, one of the oldest & the largest Tea Plantation Company in the …

February 20, 2014

Vikram Solar CEO bags Bengal Entrepreneurship Award 2016

Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Commerce & Industries, West Bengal, Dr. Amit Mitra presented the award. Kolkata, 14 September 2016 : Mr Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD and CEO, Vikram Solar, the globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider today won The Bengal Entrepreneurship Award 2016 in the manufacturing sector. The Bengal Entrepreneurship Award is organised annually by …