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INDIA Solargise India announces launch of its commercial operations Solargise India Pvt Ltd has announced that it has officially launched its commercial operations in New Delhi. Aligning with the National Solar Mission, Solargise intends to build over 2 GW of solar power plants across the country over the next three to four years. Supporting the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s “Make in India” mission, Solargise is setting up manufacturing plants for 500 MW of Solar Photovoltaic Cells and 500 MW of third-generation Solar Photovoltaic modules with patented technology. The state-of-the-art manufacturing plants will be set up in Dabaspet Industrial Area, Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka. The facility will house climate chamber for module reliability testing and Research & Development centre for energy storage solutions, the first of its kind in India. Solargise has selected GE as its strategic technology and EPC partner to deliver 2 GW solar power projects in India over the next three to four years, using GE’s latest generation 1.5kV Inverters, transformers and SCADA system to technologically future- proof the projects. GE’s innovative 1.5kV inverters will increase the efficiency of the plants and reduce the overall system cost for Solargise. Solargise India was founded by Mr. Raj Basu in 2015 and the first employee was on board on 10th April 2015. Since then Solargise has grown to over 30 employees with cumulative solar industry experience of over 100 years. Members of the team have played a key role in delivery of over 1GW of operational solar power plants in the country. Solargise currently has 60 MW of solar power plants under commissioning. Speaking about these significant developments and his “Sand to Power” vision to make renewable energy the alternative base power, Mr. Raj Basu, Executive Chairman of Solargise said, “Creating the ideal living environment for human beings, free from polluted air, water and food whilst providing energy security for the country as a platform for long term sustainable growth is our basic driving force. At Solargise, we are creating the entire eco-system necessary to make renewable energy the alternative base power which will provide India with such a platform. We are pleased have GE as a reliable technology partner in our journey to make India energy independent.” Commenting on the collaboration, Stephan Reimelt, President & CEO, GE Power Conversion said, “GE is pleased to be part of Solargise’s aggressive solar build out in India. As a technology leader, GE is well poised to accelerate the adoption of solar technology in the country. Our range of products and solutions, specifically designed for the solar industry, cover a wide array of utility applications enabling operational efficiency, reliability, grid compliance and stability.” Solargise’s Commercial Launch was attended by: • Mr.. Tarun Kapoor - IAS, Joint Secretary, MNRE • Dr. Ashvini Kumar - MD, SECI • Mr.. Shyam Jaju - National Vice President, BJP Commenting on Solargise’s plans and current country’s solar capacity, Mr.. Tarun Kapoor said, “Currently India stands at 8th position in the total installed renewable energy capacity. We still have a target of 100 GW to achieve by 2020. This year will witness a lot of preparation towards achieving this target. This will include encouraging manufacturing of solar products in India, which are competitive in terms of price & quality with the imported products. Solargise is setting standards by being the front runner in manufacturing photovoltaic cells and modules using innovative and cutting edge technology. The technology is developed in Switzerland and competitive in terms of price and superior in terms of quality.” Mr.. Shyam Jaju added, “The government of India appreciates, welcomes and supports the entrepreneur spirit of Solargise which is setting up manufacturing facility using next generation technology under Make in India campaign”. Commenting about the event Dr. Ashvini Kumar said, “The event was unique by itself with the product launch. Around 5000 MW of tenders will be announced by SECI in the coming months. These tenders will not just be limited to regions with high solar radiation but also to regions with average radiation. Hence policies and schemes will be revised at central and state level. Adapting to products manufactured using latest technology such as Solargise products will make such projects viable with reduction the overall project cost. Solargise products use patented 3rd generation technology, away from the conventional technology products”. Tata Power commissions India’s 1st Pre-fabricated 33/11 kV PDC for its Mumbai Cosumers Tata Power in line with its commitment to constantly revolutionize for the benefit of its customers, has designed and developed the first Power Distribution Centre (PDC) in India in collaboration with ABB The PDC is a pre-fabricated modular enclosure that houses the MV Switchgear, LV switchgear and auxiliary equipment’s.This engineered solution has been innovated to overcome the major challenges faced in rapidly growing cities and urban areas. Tata Power has been able to reduce the footprint of the 33 /11KV substation by almost 30%, civil cost of construction by 82% as well as the gestation period of establishing the substation by 2 months. energetica INDIA · MAR | APR16 15


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