GE triples solar, battery storage manufacturing in India

Internal view of big batteries at the GE factory in India
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General Electric (GE) plans to triple its solar and battery energy storage manufacturing capacity at its newly launched Renewable Hybrids factory in India by the end of 2022, bringing it to 9GW per annum. 

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Following growth in its manufacturing backlog and strong underlying demand, GE will ramp up production of its power conversion solution called FLEXINVERTER (formerly LV5+) and the utility-scale storage solution FLEXRESERVOIR, which can also integrate with its digital FLEXIQ platform.

“Solar and battery energy storage will continue to be a key driver in delivering Hybrid systems that enable the energy transition,” GE Renewable Hybrids CEO Prakash Chandra said.

“Our new factory has ramped up to meet increasing industry and customer demand.”

GE has been delivering standalone PV inverters and solar power solutions since 2012. It said FLEXIQ, which provides design, operation and fleet management solutions, has helped optimise assets and improve plant performance through better system design.  

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The company says it has installed more than 400GW of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 per cent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions.