SPLTRAK Abstract Submission
India as an Emerging Solar Manufacturing Country 
Narendra S. Shiradkar1, Anil Kottantharayil1, Juzer Vasi1, Dinesh Kabra1, Kedar Deshmukh1, Aditi Chaubal1, Rajeewa Arya1,2, Probir Ghosh 3, Satyendra Kumar3,4, Lawrence Kazmerski1,5, Mrunal Berar1
1National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
/2Arya International, Beaverton, OR, United States
/3CASE-Bharat, Superior, CO, United States
/4Saurya EnerTech, Gurgaon, India
/5Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States

During the last two years, several policy initiatives by the Government of India have created significant industry interest to enhance solar manufacturing in India across the value chain of silicon from polysilicon to modules, as well as thin films and perovskites. It is expected that India will be manufacturing about 60-80 GW of solar modules per year by 2030. This will not only be consistent with India’s stated deployment goal of 500 GW of ‘non-fossil fuel’ electricity capacity by 2030, but will leave enough capacity for global export. This paper describes the present status of solar manufacturing in India.