Indosolar Ltd is a leading Indian manufacturer for photovoltaic cells. The company manufactures poly-crystalline solar photo-voltaic (SPV) cells from silicon wafers utilizing crystalline silicon SPV cell technology for converting sunlight directly into electricity through a process known as the 'photo-voltaic effect'. The company is having their manufacturing facilities located at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The company markets and sells their products to primarily module manufacturers on a business-to-business (B2B) platform, who in turn supply to the system integrators who install the systems for grid and off-grid (roof top) applications for use in the domestic market as well as markets in Europe, Spain, Japan, Asia, Canada and USA. They sell their products to various customers within the country and also exports to other countries.
The company uses a fully automated horizontal in-line, state-of-the-art technology for manufacture of SPV cells which offer high average efficiency levels of up to 16.15%. They have entered into arrangements with Schmid Technology Systems GmbH (Schmid), one of the operators in SPV cell manufacturing technology and a vertically integrated player in the SPV cell industry, for delivery, installation and commissioning of the plant and machinery at their facility, on a turnkey basis.
Indosolar Ltd was incorporated on April 8, 2005 as a private limited company with the name Robin Garments Pvt Ltd. In November 21, 2005, the company executed a lease deed with the GNIDA for grant of 27,158.78 square meter of land. In January 2008, they executed a joint business development agreement with erstwhile Indosolar Ltd. Also, they executed a supply agreement with Schmid for planning, supply, installation and commission of first line of their solar cell project.
In January 2008, the company commenced work for setting up of their SPV cell manufacturing facility in Greater Noida. In February 2008, the company changed the object of the company from the business of readymade garments to solar energy cells. Subsequently, the name of the company was changed from Robin Garments Pvt Ltd to Robin Solar Pvt Ltd pursuant to a special resolution of their shareholders dated July 2, 2008. In July 2009, the company commenced commercial production of SPV cells with one manufacturing line having an annual manufacturing capacity of 80 MW. In September 2009, as per the scheme of amalgamation, the erstwhile Indosolar Ltd was amalgamated with the company with effect from the appointed date January 1, 2009. Pursuant to the amalgamation, the status of the company was changed from private limited to public limited company and the name was changed to Indosolar Ltd with effect from October 30, 2009, as the erstwhile transferor company was widely known.
In the year 2010, the company was registered as member of Bharat Oil & Waste Management Ltd for safe, legal and scientific disposal of hazardous waste. In March 2010, the company commenced the commercial production of their second manufacturing line of SPV cells having an annual manufacturing capacity of 80 MW.
The company plans to increase their annual manufacturing capacity to 260 MW by 2011, in order to meet the growing demand for SPV cells. For that, they proposed to install a SPV manufacturing Line 3 with an annual manufacturing capacity of 100 MW.