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 Solar Group as Sales Manager, and has over six years of experience in various positions along the solar supply chain.
Vikram Solar’s initial products for the American market are 60-cell, 1000 VDC 250 and 255 polycrystalline modules with either clear or black frames. 72-cell 295 Watt is also available for immediate order, and UL/CEC certification for 300 to 330 Watt is pending for late Q3. Vikram Solar also provides a full line of 18-, 36-, 48- and 54-cell modules
Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO of Vikram Solar, commented “We are extremely happy to have Ken on board. He is a great addition to the international sales team, and we are very positive that he will push our brand to new heights in the months to come. The recent announcement of duties on Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and panels make this a great time for us being from India and our Tier 1 listing with Bloomberg makes Vikram Solar a real option for the US market.”
Ken Oatman, Head of Business Development – Americas, adds “I am honored to work with Vikram Solar, a company respected worldwide for quality focus and overall integrity.”
Vikram Solar is an internationally active Indian manufacturer of solar PV modules, with a strong footprint in Europe, as well as the home market in India.
About Vikram Solar
The module manufacturer Vikram Solar is headquartered in Kolkata, India, with subsidiaries in Europe and Africa. The company is part of the Vikram Group. The production facilities, which boast an installed production capacity of 150 MW, are located in the Special Economic Zone of Falta in West Bengal. Here, Vikram Solar has been manufacturing mono- and polycrystalline modules ranging from 10 Wp to 335 Wp since 2009. The company also offers a comprehensive selection of services, ranging from project development to the installation and maintenance of solar power plants.
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