National, 2nd August 2023: Waaree Energies Limited (WEL), a renowned player in the solar energy sector and contributing towards the transition to green and clean energy, has successfully raised a round of equity funding, amounting to approximately INR 1000 crore. The investment round was led by ValueQuest, an investment firm known for its strategic focus on sustainable and progressive ventures.
Waaree Energies Ltd. had earlier raised a primary round of ~INR 1040 crore from a clutch of investors including family offices, HNIs etc.
The current round of funding will be utilized for another 6 GW of capacity expansion, in addition to the existing capacity of 12 GW. The additional 6 GW capacity is intended for the manufacturing of solar ingots and wafers, cells and modules. This equity investment is in addition to the PLI Tranche II of INR 1,923 Cr awarded by the Government of India.
The company also plans for backward integration in the manufacturing of solar cells with a capacity of 5.4 GW. Within the next 2 years, Waaree Energies Ltd. will have 20 GW of Module capacity, 11.4 GW Cell and 6GW Wafers manufacturing capacity. This expansion plan will further consolidate Waaree’s position as world’s largest solar module manufacturer outside China.
Waaree Energies Limited's long-standing association with ValueQuest has been instrumental in advancing its mission to provide clean and sustainable energy solutions globally. The collaboration has enabled the company to deliver solar products, strengthen its manufacturing capabilities and enhance its customer-centric approach.
The latest funding round is a testament to the resilience and potential of Waaree Energies Limited as a participant in the renewable energy market. The company remains dedicated to upholding its core values of excellence, sustainability, and customer satisfaction, as it continues to lead the way towards a greener and more environmentally responsible future.
Mr. Hitesh Doshi, Chairman & Managing Director at Waaree Energies Limited said, “This strategic investment reinforces our vision for a sustainable future and our commitment to revolutionizing the solar energy landscape. This funding, we believe will assist in our growth, expand our market presence, and drive positive change in the renewable energy transition. We appreciate the ongoing support from ValueQuest."
Expressing his optimism in the opportunity Ravi Dharamshi, CIO & MD of ValueQuest mentioned that “Megatrends are transformational and not incremental, with far reaching and disproportionate impact. Waaree Energies Ltd is benefitting from twin megatrends of Energy Transition and the Supply Chain Shift away from China.”
About Waaree Energies Ltd.
Waaree Energies Ltd. is the flagship company of Waaree Group, founded in 1989 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. Waaree Energy is a vertically integrated new energy company. It has Solar panel manufacturing capacity of 12 GW at its plants in Chikhli, Surat and Umbergaon in Gujarat and has presence in EPC Services, Project Development, Solar Rooftop Solutions, Solar Inverter, and Solar Water Pumps. It is also an Independent Power Producer. Waaree has a presence over multiple locations nationally through its franchisees and 20 countries internationally as of June 30, 2023. Waaree has supplied 6+GW of solar modules and commissioned 1+ GW of solar EPC projects.
About Waaree Energies Ltd.
ValueQuest is an investment firm that specializes in identifying and supporting businesses with long-term growth potential. The firm's investment strategy revolves around backing sustainable and innovative ventures across various industries, with a keen focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.