India-based PV module manufacturer and project developer, Moser Baer Solar, has said shipments and sales to Japan have reached a new record in 2013.
The company claimed to have become the first Indian supplier to reach sales of Rs 100 crore (US$16.2 million) in the Japanese market for the first nine months of the Japanese financial year that runs from April to April.
Part of the success the company touted was due to obtaining JET (JIS Q8901) and JET PVm certification that has meant its ‘Elite’ PV Modules have become popular with some of Japan’s largest EPC and PV project developers.
Vivek Chaturvedi, chief marketing officer of Moser Baer Solar, said: “Japan traditionally is amongst the world’s most quality conscious markets and we are proud to have established an Indian brand in high technology space here. This reiterates India’s capability to develop, manufacture and deliver world class products across categories globally. The opportunity is big and we look forward to further our commitments in Japan’s journey towards promoting clean energy. A strong quality focus, and our understanding of Japan market sensitivities in general and Japan solar PV business in specific has resulted in this significant growth in shipments.”
The company said that it had initially started marketing its modules in Japan three years ago.