GE eyes 9 GW of annual solar, battery electronics production in India

GE FLEXRESERVOIR. Image by: General Electric.

June 10 (Renewables Now) - US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE) plans to triple its solar and battery energy storage Power Electronics Systems production capacity to 9 GW per year by the end of 2022 in a bid to meet growing demand.

The move is motivated by the company’s swelling backlog over the past few months and “a robust demand outlook,” it said in a press release earlier this week.

GE is manufacturing the solar and battery power electronics systems at its recently opened Renewable Hybrids factory in India’s Tamil Nadu state. The facility is the production base for the company's FLEXINVERTER power conversion solution and the FLEXRESERVOIR energy storage and power electronics solution. Both of them are used in solar, storage and hybrid applications and integrated into the so-called FLEXIQ digital platform that offers design, operation and fleet management solutions.

The Renewable Hybrids factory in Vallam was officially launched in February and now employs 250 people.

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