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Amit Joshi
02-27-2014 02:33 AM

PV Module prices from Indian manufacturers

There are many 2 MW or smaller grid-tie projects under IREDA scheme about to start construction activities or might have already started. However, there seems to be many issues with supply and pricing of the critical components of PV systems like modules and inverters.
We as an EPC service provider for PV power plants are currently facing problems in the following:
1. Pricing, payment terms & delivery period of the modules and inverters.
2. (Extended) Warranty for inverters
It also appears that, imported modules (c-Si from reputed manufacturers) are cheaper than the ones made in India that is not flexible on price (at-least today). Is it that mandatory requirement of India made modules is giving undue advantage to local manufacturers or there are critical problems Indian manufacturers are facing to reduce/match the prices with global markets?

Just wondering if ours is an isolated case or many of us are facing this situation. Your valuable inputs/experiences on these issues will be highly appreciated.
02-27-2014 05:18 AM
Top #2
Vinod Grover
02-27-2014 05:18 AM
Every government would like the local manufacturing to take place since so much of money is pumped in by the government in terms of subsidies.This is one of the reasons and also to keep chinese manufacturers out .

Needless to say ,whoever wants to sell in Indian market can come through a Joint Venture mode .Recently Obama said openly ,he wants to see everything manufactured in America by USA , unemployment is not in control and so is Obama rating.

But Important thing is do we suffer in terms of efficiency ,if yes then a via media needs to be found ,as it is increasing the cost of production which is already high.
02-27-2014 07:48 AM
Top #3
Shailendra Chouhan
02-27-2014 07:48 AM
Amit, what is the pricing you are getting?
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