Indian cell manufacturer Indosolar has confirmed that it will more than double its manufacturing capacity this year with orders from the country’s national solar mission continuing to roll in.
The company confirmed to PV Tech that it had already closed a 60MW order from Azure Power. Managing director Paul Gupta claimed that the company had 400MW of cell and module orders to close in the next few weeks.
The next project deadline for the next round of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) is April 2015. The most recent batch of the JNNSM placed a domestic content requirement on half of the project capacity that was on offer.
Production from Indosolar’s existing 200MW line will commence in July this year. A new fully automated 250MW line with Selective Emitter technology has now arrived at the factory and will be installed in the last quarter of the calendar year.
India’s finance ministry is currently mulling a set of anti-dumping duties for Chinese, US and Malaysian PV products as it looks to boost its domestic manufacturing sector.
Project developers claim the shortage of active manufacturing capacity will slow down project rollout.