Oatman Heads Vikram Solar U.S. Sales
Vikram Solar of India, producer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, has opened a sales office in Boulder, Colo., headed by Ken Oatman. Prior to joining Vikram Solar in July 2014, he was employed by ET Solar Group as Sales Manager, and has over six years of experience in various positions along the solar supply chain.
Vikram Solar’s initial products for the American market are 60-cell, 1000 VDC 250 and 255 polycrystalline modules with either clear or black frames. 72-cell 295 Watt is also available for immediate order, and UL/CEC certification for 300 to 330 Watt is pending for late Q3. Vikram Solar also provides a full line of 18-, 36-, 48- and 54-cell modules.
Vikram Solar expects U.S. market opportunities due to duties on Chinese and Taiwanese solar cell and PV panels.
“We are extremely happy to have Ken on board. He is a great addition to the international sales team, and we are very positive that he will push our brand to new heights in the months to come. The recent announcement of duties on Chinese and Taiwanese solar cells and panels make this a great time for us being from India and our Tier 1 listing with Bloomberg makes Vikram Solar a real option for the US market,” comments Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO of Vikram Solar.
Vikram Solar is an internationally active Indian manufacturer of solar PV modules, with a strong footprint in Europe, as well as in the home market in India.