India’s Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments (REIL) has placed an order for a 12MW semi-automated module manufacturing line with Spire. REIL will use the line to ramp up production at its Jaipur facility in an attempt to gain a larger share of the module market in India’s rapidly-growing solar industry.
“We have worked with REIL and provided them with PV manufacturing equipment over many years; we are pleased they have decided to expand and once again rely on Spire for their new PV module manufacturing needs. This 12MW per year, semi-automated line will allow REIL to take more market share in the fast growing Indian market.” Spire chairman and CEO Roger Little said.
The news of REIL’s decision to expand its manufacturing capacity comes just a day after reports surfaced that the Indian Government is preparing to increase the size and number of projects that can be awarded to developers during the next round of licence bidding.