Vikram launches strategic cooperation to enter the growing Finnish PV market

10/20/16, 8:00 AM -

Vikram Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with system integrator Finnwind. The Indian based module manufacturer expects continuous growth of the Finnish PV market.

Juha Pölönen- Partner, Sales & Marketing at Finnwind Oy, the Indian Ambassador in Finland Ashok Kumar Sharma and Davide Marro, Head of Sales and Business Development Europe at Vikram Solar.

Through the strategic partnership Finnwind will be the exclusive supplier of Vikram Solar 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 conditions in Finland, Juha Pölönen, Partner, Sales & Marketing at Finnwind Oy says.

5 MW installed capacity in 2015 – growth expected

With the collaboration, Vikram Solar is pursuing several goals: “With approximately 5 MW of installed capacity in 2015, the Finnish PV market is still comparatively small, but we expect continuous growth including of our project volumes in Finland”, says 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”, Marro added.

First direct Indian-Finnish cooperation

The first direct cooperation between an Indian and a Finnish company enjoys the support of the Indian Embassy in Finland. The Indian Ambassador Ashok Kumar Sharma congratulates the companies on their collaboration: “I am extremely pleased to see an Indo-Finnish collaboration in the solar sector here in Finland and will support both parties to strengthen their ties in future.” (HCN)

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