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Gujarat Borosil: India“s first low iron glass to serve crystalline PV module market

Responding to demand created by India“s National Solar Mission, along with growing demand in Europe and the US, Gujarat Borosil Ltd. has started production on its low iron glass (textured), state-of-…

Responding to demand created by India“s National Solar Mission, along with growing demand in Europe and the US, Gujarat Borosil Ltd. has started production on its low iron glass (textured), state-of-the-art factory in Bharuch city, located in Gujarat state, western India, in order to provide glass for crystalline photovoltaic modules. Gujarat Borosil is the only glassworks of its kind supplying low iron glass to the PV market in India and globally. The plant operates right from sand to the finished glass, which features an anti-reflective coating. It has a melting capacity of 130 metric tons per day, which can provide enough glass for 750 megawatts of crystalline PV modules. The turnover expected is INR 1.5 billion annually (around USD 32 million; EUR 24.6 million). GBL has received all the necessary certifications of European and US standards. Vice president of the company, Shreevar Kheruka claims there are already orders in hand that will absorb its current capacity and with the National Solar Mission in place as well as the growing demand in Europe and US another line is planned by the end of the year.

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