Solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has forged a strategic partnership with Finnwind, making the system integrator, manufacturer and installer of renewable energy systems the exclusive supplier of its modules for the Finnish market.
Vikram Solar's polycrystalline Eldora solar modules are certified for area loads of 5,400 Pa and are therefore especially suited to the extreme weather conditions in Finland, Vikram Solar said in a statement.
JuhaPolnen, Partner, Sales & Marketing, Finnwind Oy, said: "Finland has harsh weather conditions and solar panels must not only resist the heavy snow loads, but perform for many years under these conditions. The fact that utilities have already had positive experiences with Vikram Solar modules is another important factor for our customers and partners in the energy industry."
With the collaboration, Vikram Solar is pursuing several goals.
"With approximately 5 MW of installed capacity in 2015, the Finnish market is still comparatively small, but we expect continuous growth, including our project volumes in Finland," said Davide Marro, Head of Sales and Business Development Europe at Vikram Solar.
"In addition, geographic proximity allows us to better meet the needs of customers in other Scandinavian markets such as Sweden as well as implement projects in Estonia."
The first direct co-operation between an Indian and a Finnish company enjoys the support of the Indian Embassy in Finland.