Best Indian solar panels manufacturers (Top 5)

Best Indian solar panels manufacturers (Top 5)
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There are a lot of solar panel manufacturers in India, this makes it quite difficult for an average buyer to finalize which companies’ solar panels to go forward with, hence, in this article I will break down the top 5 Indian make solar panels to buy in 2021.

All the companies in this list are several decade old companies that have catered thousands of customers. If you are planning to go solar this year and want a premium quality solar panel for your installation that will last long with good performance, then make sure you use one of the solar panels mentioned in this list.

From a consumer point of view all we care about is, that our solar panel manufacturer should have the type of solar panels we need, its power generation should be the best in the market, warranty of the panels should be long duration and the company should be bankable enough so we can get our solar panels replaced in case solar panels malfunction in their warranty period (normally 10 years for product and 25 years for power).

Hence, I have made the list keeping those points in mind, with that out of the way here’s the list of top 5 Solar panels manufacturers in India. (Best Indian make solar panels)

  1. Jakson Group
  2. Vikram Solar
  3. Waaree Energies
  4. Renewsys Solar
  5. Adani Solar

1. Jakson Group

Jakson Group, established in the year 1947 is a diversified company having interest in Diesel generator manufacturing, Solar panels manufacturing, Solar and Electrical EPC & IPP Solutions.

It’s a trusted brand which is serving Indian and global customers for the last 70 years. It has partnership with the American power giant Cummins to manufacture diesel gensets in India.

In the solar field apart from solar panels Jakson offers solar inverters, solar water pump, solar street light, solar RO and solar power generators.

They are also one of the leading solar EPC in India and have executed over

Let us see the types of solar panels jakson offers.

Types of Solar panels Jakson Group offers:

  • Jakson offers the highest wattage monofacial and bifacial solar panel in India under its Helia Series panels, it has maximum wattage of 590 watts, ideal for industrial and utility scale solar project.
  • Polycrystalline solar panels with 335 watt, 72 cells and monocrystalline solar panels with 305 watt, 60 cells. Ideal for residential solar projects.
  • Glass to glass solar PV modules ranging from 260 to 280 Wp for use in a wide range of BIPV applications such as roof, skylights, or facades to generate electricity out of sunlight.

Jakson USP:

  • The highest wattage Indian make solar panel (590 watt), this helps to maximum solar potential of the site by installing higher kilowatt system in the same area.
  • Solar panel efficiency as high as 21%.

Solar panels warranty:

  • Product warranty upto 12 years
  • Linear Power Warranty for 25 years.

Key Achievement’s & Landmark projects:

  • State-of-the-art module manufacturing facility at Greater Noida, India, with an annual manufacturing capacity of 600 MW. This plant is in the process of being scaled to 1 GW annual capacity.
  • Jakson solar panels are installed at Rashtrapati Bhawan, LBS Airport Varanasi, Yamuna Sports Complex and Delhi Metro Stations amongst others.
  • Jakson Group successfully commissioned a 10 MW solar power plant at Vishakhapatnam port, Andhra Pradesh.
jakson solar manufacturing plant india
Image Courtesy – Jakson Group

2. Vikram Solar

Vikram solar is a well-known brand in the solar industry. It was founded in the year 2006 by Gyanesh Chaudhary and in 15 years it has become a bankable brand in the solar industry.

Apart from solar panels, Vikram solar is also a leading EPC with 1355 MW+ projects in India and abroad.

So far Vikram solar has shipped over 2.4GW+ high efficiency solar panels globally. If I assume their average solar panel wattage to be 300 watts, then that adds upto over 80 Lakh solar panels.

Types of Solar panels Vikram solar offers:

  • Monofacial solar panels with 72 cells (144 half cut) and 78 cells (156 half cut) with wattage ranging from 435 watt to 505 watt.
  • Bifacial solar panels with 72 cells (144 half cut) and 78 cells (156 half cut) with wattage ranging from 435 watt to 505 watt.

Vikram Solar panels USP:

  • Available in higher wattages upto 505 watts.
  • Panel efficiency as high as 21.05%.
  • Vikram solar is only one of the two Indian solar panels manufacturer to be featured in PVEL’s (a leading independent lab that tests solar modules around the world) top PV module reliability list for the years 2020, 2019 & 2018. (You can check the list over here – PV Module Reliability Scorecard by PVEL)

Solar panels warranty:

  • Product warranty upto 10 years
  • Linear Power Warranty for 27 years with 3% for 1st year degradation and 0.67% from year 2 to year 27

Learn more about solar panels warranty in this article – What is covered in solar panels warranty and what is not?

Key Achievement’s & Landmark projects:

  • In February 2014, Vikram solar was listed as India’s only Tier 1 module manufacturer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
  • Annual solar panel manufacturing capacity of over 1.2 GW.
  • 10 kW floating solar plant in Kolkata.
  • One of the very few Indian solar panels manufacturers selling panels to the US and Europe.
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Image Courtesy – Vikram Solar

3. Waaree Energies Ltd

Waaree Energies Ltd. is the flagship company of Waaree Group, founded in 1989 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. It has India’s largest Solar PV Module manufacturing capacity of 2 GW’s at its plants in Surat and Umbergaon in Gujarat.

Apart from solar panels, Waaree offers solar inverters (both on and off grid), solar water pumping solution, street lights, tubular and li-ion batteries, solar mobile charger, solar back pack.

Waaree Energies is the most diversified company in the list when it comes to types of solar panels it offers. Let’s have a look.

Types of Solar panels Waaree offers:

  • Small solar modules ranging from 40 watt to 235 watt available in 36 and 72 cells option.
  • Standard polycrystalline solar modules ranging from 250 watt to 345 watt available in 60,72,144 half cut cell options.
  • Bifacial modules ranging from 380 watt to 400 watt available in 72 and 144 cell options.
  • 335 watt AC solar modules which has a micro inverter fitted on its back thus, removing the need of a string inverter.
  • Flexible solar panels under its merlin series useful for roofs which cannot sustain solar panels weight.

Warree Solar panels USP:

Solar panels warranty:

  • Product warranty upto 10 years.
  • Power Output Warranty 25 Years, Minimum 90% at the end of 10 years and Minimum 80% at the end of 25 years.

Key Achievement’s & Landmark projects:               

  • India’s largest Solar PV Module manufacturing capacity of 2 GW’s.
  • Waaree Solar panels are installed in Mumbai metro.
Waaree solar manufacturing plant india
Image Courtesy – Waaree Energies

4. Renewsys Solar

RenewSys Solar is part of the Enpee group which started in 1961 as small trading business in Nigeria, today it is one of the few integrated manufacturers of Solar PV Modules and its key components – Encapsulants, Backsheets (polymer-based sheets between which solar cells are sandwiched), and Solar PV Cells.

Types of Solar panels Renewsys offers:

  • Renewsys offers high wattage (upto 500 watt) and high voltage panels (60.94 V) for pumping applications.
  • Half cut Bifacial solar panels.
  • Semi rigid and flexible solar panels ranging from 300 watt to 370 watt which weigh as less as 5kg. Ideal for roof which cannot sustain heavy weight.

Solar panels USP:

  • Solar panels available for a large variety of needs.
  • One of the few companies in India offering semi rigid and flexible solar panels.

Solar panels warranty:

  • Product warranty upto 10 years
  • Power Output Warranty 25 Years.

Key Achievement’s & Landmark projects:

  • Solar panels manufacturing capacity of 750 MW and solar cells manufacturing capacity of 1.3 GW at Hyderabad.

5. Adani Solar

Adani Solar is one of the largest solar company in India that offers services across the spectrum of photovoltaics manufacturing.

The company offers and produces high efficiency Multicrystalline, Monocrystalline with PERC technology and Bifacial modules with superior efficiency, higher performance and enhanced reliability.

Adani is the fastest growing rooftop and distributed solar EPC Company in India with over over 250 MW commissioned and over 400 MW under execution.

Types of Solar panels Adani offers:

  • Adani solar offers Polycrystalline solar modules (325 Wp to 345 Wp), mono PERC (365 Wp to 390 Wp) and bifacial solar modules (360 Wp to 395 Wp)

Solar panels USP:

  • Only Indian solar module manufacturer to win Top Performer rankings for 4 consecutive years (2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018) conducted by PVEL, a leading independent lab that tests solar modules around the world.

Solar panels warranty:

  • Product warranty upto 12 years.
  • Power Output Warranty 25 Years.

Key Achievement’s & Landmark projects:

  • Solar photovoltaic cell and modules manufacturing capacity of 1.5 GW at Mundra, Gujarat.
  • Accredited as Tier-1 supplier by the Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
  • Adani has won the world’s largest solar order to build 8 gigawatts of solar power plant along with a domestic solar panel manufacturing unit at an investment of Rs 45,000 crore.
Adani solar manufacturing plant india
Image Courtesy – Adani Solar

As I said above all the solar panels manufacturer in this list are the best Indian options available in the market, so feel free to use any of them in your solar project. In case you are wondering about installing imported solar panels then feel free can check out Canadian Solar, Axitec Solar, Trina Solar, Jinko Solar.

You can also check out my article on Top 10 Solar Companies in India to know more about reputed international solar panel brands.

If you are planning to install solar panels and want to learn more about solar power generation system, then feel free to check out my articles around solar to help you make the best decision.


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