Enphase Energy, a US-based solar microinverter company, and Waaree Energies, an Indian module manufacturer and engineering procurement construction (EPC) company, have formed a partnership to develop AC solar modules for the Indian market.
According to an Enphase Energy release, Waaree will offer its monocrystalline solar PV modules with Enphase microinverters attached to the back. This will be Enphase Energy’s first AC solar module partnership in India. The Waaree Enphase AC modules will be assembled and shipped directly from Waaree’s PV module factory in a 500 MW state-of-the art facility in Surat.
“Enphase Energy is the first global microinverter technology company to partner with Waaree to integrate our technology onto their solar modules,” said Nathan Dunn, managing director of Enphase Asia-Pacific.
“This is a truly exciting opportunity as it will allow us to extend our presence in India with a market leader in solar modules. Enphase and Waaree share the same philosophy of delivering solar solutions built on innovative technology and quality. Together, we will work toward delivering more affordable solar power to commercial and residential customers in India,” said Mr. Dunn.
“The attachment of Waaree solar PV modules with the Enphase microinverter system is a significant win for installers and customers. Not only will they enjoy the quality and performance of industry‑leading products, but our AC solar modules will also be easier and faster to install. We are delighted to be working with Enphase Energy with its strong heritage in energy technology and continued development of quality microinverters that suit India’s unique climate and weather conditions,” said Hitesh Doshi, chairman and managing director, Waaree Energies Limited.
The Waaree Enphase AC solar modules will be available to customers through Waaree’s distribution channel partners across India.
Sunil Rathi, director of sales and marketing for Warree, said the company is open to forming partnerships to expand if it finds suitable partners. He added that the Indian solar sector is challenging yet also interesting and companies must be innovative to expand.
According to Mercom’s Q2 India Solar Market Update, Waaree Energies has 500 MW of module manufacturing capacity.
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