Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday inaugurated a solar module production plant in Sahibabad.
The science technology and earth sciences minister launched the automated solar photovoltaic (SPV) module manufacturing plant installed at Central Electronics Limited (CEL).
The facility has been funded by the department of scientific and industrial research, ministry of science and technology, under the 12th plan. The new module manufacturing line has been procured from Italy and is capable of manufacturing more than 360 modules per day of 300 wp power capacity.
Harsh Vardhan said it is a step further towards the mission of ‘Make in India’.
CEL is a public sector enterprise that was established in 1974 with the objective to commercially exploit indigenous technologies developed by national laboratories and research and development institutions in the country.
It has been the pioneer in the area of Solar Photovoltaics and produced India’s first Solar Cell in 1977 as well as first solar module in 1978.