KL Solar Company
KL Solar Company is an internationally recognized manufacturer of mono and polycrystalline photovoltaic (PV) cells & modules. We have a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it was founded in 2004 as a 100% Export Oriented Unit in India. Our high-quality PV modules provide clean and reliable solar electric power to on-grid and off-grid residential, commercial, industrial and utility scale applications around the world. With local sales and marketing offices as well as installation partners, we at KL Solar are committed to improving the competitiveness and efficiency of solar energy and developing a sustainable PV industry.
WHAT IS OUR INSTALLED CAPACITY
Our research, development and manufacturing of solar cells and solar modules are conducted at our facilities in Coimbatore, India, where we occupy a site area of approximately 3,600 square meters. Our present total installed annual production capacity for solar cells is 27MW & 12MW for solar modules.
WHAT WE DO
KL Solar produces and commercializes a wide variety of photovoltaics (PV) cells & modules, both in monocrystalline and in polycrystalline, with power outputs of PV modules ranging from 8W to 240W. Adapting our product range to meet market demands allow us to provide our customers with a broader range of solutions
WHERE & WHO ARE OUR CUSTOMERS
KL Solar sells and markets its products in number of European counties, such as Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Turkey, where government incentives have accelerated the adoption of solar power. KL Solar also targets in emerging PV markets such as France, the Bangladesh, South Korea, India and Australia. KL Solar sells its products to distributors, wholesalers and PV system integrators around the globe.
Today, solar energy technologies are being developed and refined to more effectively use the sun’s power for producing electricity (photovoltaics), as well as steam and hot water for industrial processes (solar thermal technologies). In less than an hour, the India receives more energy in the form of sunlight than it does from the fossil fuels it burns in a year.
The roots of PV energy grew out of experiments done over 150 years ago by the French physicist Antoine-Cesar Becquerel in 1839. He observed that he could produce an electric current by shining light on an electrolytic cell composed on an electrolyte and two electrodes. The German scientist Heinrich Hertz and other observed the PV effect – the conversion of light into electricity – in solids during the 1870’s, and the first primitive PV cells were built in the 1800s, with about 1-2 percent efficiencies. In 1954, Bell Labs in the U.S. introduced the first solar photovoltaic device that produced a useful amount of electricity, and by the late 1950s solar cells were being used in small-scale scientific and commercial applications, especially for the U.S. space program.
Photovoltaics, or PV for short, is a technology in which light is converted into electricity using photovoltaic modules that have no moving parts, operate quietly without emissions, and are capable on long-term use with minimal maintenance. Crystalline silicon, the same material commonly used by the semiconductor industry, is the material used in 94 % of all PV modules today. PV modules generate direct current (DC) electricity. For residential use, the current is fed through an inverter to produce alternating current (AC) that can be used to power the home’s appliances. The main barrier to widespread use of this technology is the initial high equipment cost. PV technology was been advancing over the last few decades and prices have steadily declined.