The world’s first fully tempered 2 mm solar glass production facility was inaugurated at Govali plant of Gujarat Borosil in Bharuch on Monday. It was was inaugurated by principal scientific advisor to Government of India and Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr R Chidambaram.
“Production of 2 mm fully tempered solar glass will increase efficiency of the solar modules. This would further lower the cost of power and significantly improve the viability of solar power. This will be the first plant in the world to produce 2 mm fully tempered solar glass,” vice-chairman of Gujarat Borosil Pradip Kheruka said.
The facilities has been developed at a cost of Rs 70 crore. Chidambaram said, “The global market for solar energy fluctuates so countries which have excess capacities at any point of time dump their products into the global market. European Union had started putting anti-duping duties on Chinese solar glass import. Few months back India also imposed anti-dumping duty on certain textured tempered glass imports from China. So, it takes courage to seek leadership in the solar glass technology, which is to be effectively utilize by an Indian entrepreneurs.”