Waaree Energies Ltd., India’s largest PV solar module producer, said today that it has been awarded a contract by ENGIE India to deliver 200 MW of solar modules for a solar power project in Sayla village in Gujarat’s Surendra Nagar district.

A solar module is a structure that houses many solar cells that are linked together. To create energy, the cells absorb sunlight. They’re also referred to as photovoltaic (PV) modules or panels. They commonly employ crystalline silicon wafer-based cells or thin-film cells. 

On the sun-facing side, it often features a pane of glass. Light may flow through while the semiconductor wafers are protected. Solar cells are often linked in series to provide additive voltage. A greater current is obtained by connecting cells in parallel. 

Modules for residential or big fields typically include 60 or 72 cells. Other sizes, such as 96-cell modules, are available, although they are far less popular. To get the requisite current and voltage, a set of PV modules is linked into a large array known as a PV array. 

ENGIE India is a subsidiary of the ENGIE Group, a worldwide provider of low-carbon energy and services headquartered in France. The Sayla village project, known as GUVNL 2, is being developed by the business under a 25-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL).

Waaree Energies Ltd. is the first Indian solar module producer to have received a Tier 1 rating from BloombergNEF for 35 consecutive quarters. Waaree has been a recognized supplier of choice for solar power projects in India and throughout the world due to the remarkable bankability and dependability of the company’s modules, as well as its vast capacity to cater to large-scale utility needs.

Commenting on the mandate, Mr. Hitesh Doshi, Chairman & Managing Director, of Waaree Group, said, “This mandate from ENGIE India is a validation of Waaree’s status as India’s predominant solar module manufacturer. We take pride in our unwavering commitment to the best standards of quality and reliability for our modules. Waaree is dedicated to driving the clean energy transition in India, and across the globe, and we look forward to contributing to further projects that are in line with this objective.

Waaree’s supply mandate with ENGIE is scheduled to begin in November of the current year and end in February of 2024. The company’s 200 MW of AHNAY 545 Wp Bifacial modules for the Sayla village project would produce 34 crore units of power per year.