Spire Corp. has received a contract from Alpex Exports Pvt. Ltd. to provide a photovoltaic module assembly line for that company's operations in New Delhi, India. This will be Alpex Exports' first solar energy facility, supporting growth into both the standard module and building-integrated photovoltaic markets.
Spire says it will provide Alpex with a semi-automated crystalline cell module manufacturing line capable of producing up to 15 MW of solar modules per year. The company will supply the process technology and training to operate the factory, as well as assistance in qualifying the factory and its modules to international standards and certification. The line is designed to be easily expandable at a later date and will integrate Spire's key assembly, lamination and testing machines, along with intermediate tooling stations.
‘An important reason we selected Spire was their turnkey approach to deliver a factory, along with the requisite training and certification,’ says R.P.S Sarna, vice president of Alpex Exports.