Nithin Sai Renewables to Build 500 MW Solar Module Manufacturing Line in Bengaluru

The manufacturing line will produce over 2,000 modules with M10 half-cut solar cells daily


Bengaluru-based Nithin Sai Renewables, a renewable subsidiary of Nithin Sai Constructions, has announced its plans to build an automated solar module manufacturing line with a capacity of 500 MW. The company has placed an order for the equipment with turnkey solar production lines provider Mondragon Assembly.

The advanced line will be specifically designed to produce higher-wattage modules featuring larger cut cells.

Scheduled to be fully operational by the second quarter of 2024, the manufacturing line will commence production with M10 half-cut cells with a daily capacity of over 2,000 modules.

The line is stated to be flexible and future-proof, allowing for seamless upgrades to accommodate next-generation modules and various cell sizes, ranging from M3 to M12, including 15BB cells. Additionally, the line will offer the option to produce both glass-glass and glass-back sheet modules, enhancing its versatility.

In the initial phase, Nithin Sai Renewables plans to establish a fully automatic 500 MW solar panel manufacturing plant near Bangalore’s Devanahalli International Airport. This strategic location will serve as the hub for their manufacturing operations.

The company has plans to expand its production capacity to 2 GW in the second phase.

Mr. Nithin Sai, CMD & Founder Director of Nithin Sai Renewables, expressed his utmost excitement for this project, highlighting their initial focus on utilizing their high-efficiency modules for domestic and international projects. He also emphasized their pride in being part of the “Make in India” initiative, contributing to the country’s manufacturing capabilities and self-reliance.

The company stated that with the new manufacturing line, they aim to capitalize on the demand for high-quality and high-wattage modules in several countries, including India, the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

Furthermore, Nithin Sai Renewables plans to establish advanced research and development (R&D) facilities in collaboration with renowned laboratories, the support and expertise of Mondragon Assembly.

Mondragon’s involvement in multiple global R&D projects ensures a robust and innovative approach. Through this collaborative partnership, Nithin Sai Renewables aims to leverage its collective expertise and drive advancements in the solar energy industry, contributing to its sustainable growth and development.

According to Mercom India Research’s report, ‘State of Solar PV Manufacturing in India,’ India’s solar module manufacturing capacity exceeded 39 GW at the end of September 2022 and is expected to reach ~95 GW by the end of the calendar year 2025.

Ever since the pandemic, strengthening local supply chains and securing domestic manufacturing have been the priority for most sectors across the globe. At Mercom India Renewables Summit 2023, the speakers stated that despite the growing domestic solar manufacturing capacity, acquiring the right technology, equipment, and skilled labor remains a challenge as India tries to secure its domestic supply chain.