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Yash Jain, MicroSun Solar Tech Pvt Ltd. talks about the company’s progress and its future plans

Please tell our readers about MicroSun Solar? What kind of solutions does it offer for the Indian solar industry?
MicroSun Solar is a renewable energy company, which is one of the leading manufacturers of solar photovoltaic modules/panels, solar water pumping systems, solar lighting systems, and solar power packs in India. It is a pivotal company in the area of renewable energy providing end-to-end solar PV solutions ranging from manufacturing solar PV mo...

Honey Raza, Solis India talks about company’s plans for India and opportunities from COVID-19

How has the lockdown affected the production process for Ginlong Solis?
Every crisis will bring new challenges as well as new opportunities to companies that have outstanding product competitiveness and can quickly respond to emergencies. This has allowed Ginlong Solis, which has seen a rapid increase in capturing market share, to prepare for the future.

The process of photovoltaic enterprises' tran...

Energetica India talks to Rana Adib, REN21 to learn about Renewables 2020 Global Status Report

Please tell our readers about the REN21 ‘Renewables 2020 Global Status Report’. What are the key findings of the report
There are three central messages that emerge from last year’s data.

1. Renewable power continues to have fantastic progress. It beats all other fuels in growth and competitiveness. This momentum continues, thanks in large part to sustained policy support and cost reductions. But the progress in the power sector is only a s...

Francoise d’Estais, UNEP discusses the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2020 Report

Please tell us about the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2020 report. What are the key findings that the report accent
Few of the key findings of the report are:

a. This year the report highlights a few records for renewable energy investment:

The highest solar power capacity additions in one year, at 118 GW.

The highest investment in offshore wind in one year, at USD 29.9 billion, up 19 percent year-on-year.
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Energetica India catches up with Naushad Saifi,JinkoSolar to learn about company’s new products

Could you please share more details on Jinko Solar’s Tiger module? From when will this module be available for the Indian sol
JinkoSolar launched its new flagship module, Tiger, at All-Energy Australia 2019. Tiger offers customers a highly competitive performance-to-cost advantage as well as a fast time-to-market with direct migration from the Cheetah version.

Tiger module provides better density and power value than previous models, due to a combinati...

Idrish khan, Ginlong (Solis) India discusses support to its clients in the COVID-19 situation

How is Solis responding to the current COVID-19 situation in terms of helping its clients operate as efficiently as possible?
In the current COVID-19 situation all our employees are working remotely (work from home). The structure is such that our service team is based in different regions with the resident engineer to support the customer with just in time approach. So, in the COVID-19 situation, nothing much has changed in our commitment to the clients; the enginee...

Mani Khurana, World Bank Discusses the SUPRABHA Initiative from the World Bank & MNRE

Could you please help introduce Energetica India readers to SUPRABHA initiative?
World Bank has provided a line of credit (US$ 625 million) to State Bank of India to provide concessional loans for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV). These solar PV installations will provide clean, renewable energy, and reduce GHG emissions. The project includes a $12.93 million technical assistance component, Sustainable ...

Mr. Arun Sharma, Sterlite Power discusses Prospect for Renewable Energy Integration to The Grid

Power demand in India has been falling in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. What are the key measures that will ensure smo
The power demand in India, the world's third-largest energy consumer, has been falling in the wake of the national lockdown announced on 25th March. We have seen the peak demand dropping to 20-25% since the lockdown announcement which in energy terms translates to a reduction of 25-28%. In India, the fall in the energy demand is mainly due to ...

Energetica India speaks to Venkatesh Dwivedi, EESL to gather insights into its 10-years journey

How would you describe EESL's decade long journey to unlock the true potential of energy efficiency in India?
EESL was established with the vision of achieving universal access for sustainable energy solutions that can enable a low carbon future and deliver social and economic impact. The early success with our domestic street lighting programme deepened our commitment and accelerated our mission for driving widespread energy efficiency adoption. Sinc...

Energetica India speaks to Mr. Yukun Hu, Sungrow India on the company’s inverter technology

How do you see the solar inverter market in India for the year 2020?
With a large-scale auction in previous years, the significant capacity of PV projects is in pipeline to be executed in 2020 and 2021. Hence we see a very good prospect for the solar inverter market in India for 2020. We are happy that we have already secured a few big orders from some of the largest IPPs for their upcoming projects....

Mr. Rupinder Paintal, ExxonMobil Lubricants talks about high-performance lubricants

Can you give us a brief outlook of the lubricant market globally and where India stands as a player?
The global lubricants market is growing at an annual rate of 2.5 percent and the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing. The growth of end-user industries in key countries such as China and India is driving the growth of the lubricants market. From a global perspective, India is an exciting market, thanks to greenfield projects, capacity e...

Mr. Rajaram Pai, DuPont discusses the importance of backsheets in solar modules

What kind of insights do we have from DuPont's annual Global Field Reliability Study from the Indian perspective?
DuPont has been collecting data on material degradation for almost a decade through field inspections across the world to see how panels perform in various climates. As per 2019 DuPont global field studies, out of 0.7 GW panels inspected in India, approximately 11% of panels exhibited backsheet defects. The backsheet defect rate went up to ~35...

Energetica India talks to Dr.Angela Wilkinson, World Energy Council about the Energy Transition

Today, the energy industry is advocating Sustainability at an accelerated pace. In your opinion, how has the industry progressed in
Since the World Energy Council was founded in 1923 there has been considerable evolution in the energy sector and society’s energy use. Following the First World War, the Council formed in response to the challenge of “Energy for Peace” and to help nations share expertise on harnessing the increasing diversity of resources an...

Energetica India Speak to Jonas Eklind, CEO, Azelio about the Growth of Advanced Energy Storage

Please tell our readers about Azelio
Azelio is a Swedish-based company, with roots in the automotive cluster of Western Sweden. Founded in 2008, the company has been focused on turning waste gas into electricity, with over 170 installations worldwide. Since the last 3 years Azelio has turned its focus storage of renewable energy from solar and wind, and recently installed its ene...

Mrigesh Kejriwal, Fourth Partner Energy Talks About Process of Installing C&I Solar Power Plant

What parameters should a corporate entity study before going in for a rooftop solar plant?
1. Strength of the Roof to bear the load of a solar power plant – industry standard requires a distributed load of about 25 kg/sq. m and a point load of 80 kg/sq. m

2. Shadow-free roof area available – thumb rule is about 10 sq. m/kWp. Shadows caused by overhanging wires, fences, etc. drastically impact the generatio...

Energetica India speaks with Dámaso Peláez, STI Norland on Solar Tracker Niche & Indian Market

STI Norland has recently reached the milestone of 3 GW, globally. Could you please share more details on this achievement?
Our sales growth is developing at such fast-paced speed that last September’s announcement about reaching 3 GW milestone is already outdated. Although we haven’t officially announced it, we are currently closing several contracts that will make us reach a global track record of 4 GW. Our biggest markets are Mexico, Brazil, Chile, a...

Energetica India Speaks to Konrad Perenyi, Solytic About European Solar PV Monitoring Industry

Please tell our readers about Solytic? What kind of services does it offer for the Solar PV Industry?
Solytic's software increases the yield and therefore decreases time to amortization of PV systems, by interconnecting potentials to solutions.

We translate data into actionable insights and offer the best offer from the market to increase the PV system's yield. Our digital advisor answers questions throughout 40 categories, such...

Mr. Supreeth Srinivasa Rao, Frost & Sullivan Discuses India’s Progress in Renewable Energy & EV

Frost & Sullivan recently released its new Global Renewable Energy Outlook. What are the key findings of the report?
Global investments in new power plants were more than $400 billion during 2019; renewable sources of generation had a significant role to play with close to 75% share in these investments worldwide. Among the renewable sources, investment in solar was the largest at nearly 45% share. Renewable technologies are being adopted rapidly across all ...

Jasmeet Khurana, WBCSD Talks About Corporate India’s Role in Adopting Sustainable Practices

Please tell our readers about WBCSD in India & its role in Indian E-Mobility & Corporate Renewable PPA niche?
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and with 19 million employees. Our mission is to accelerate the tran...

Energetica India talks to Andrius Terskovas about Sun Investment Group & European RE Sector

Please tell us our readers about Sun Investment Group
Since 2016, we have started a close partnership with a medium-size Spanish EPC contractor I+D Energias, and we now operate jointly in many countries. Our track record includes successful transaction closings with a range of recognized partners: from smaller UK family offices and regional infrastructure funds to leading global asset managers li...

Energetica India talks to Susan Eustis on ‘Global Renewable Energy' 2020 Outlook Report

Please tell us about ‘Global Renewable Energy - Making Renewable Energy the Only Global Energy’ Report. What are the ke
Utility-scale energy storage emerges as the next-generation power source, a replacement for fuels, a replacement for oil, gas, and coal. Fuels send poison into the air, renewables do not. With energy storage, solar and wind become standalone power sources, they can provide a consistent supply of electricity, even when the wind is not blowing...

Energetica India speaks to Mr. Rishi Seth on HPL's achievements in the Indian solar sector

Please introduce HPL Company to Energetica India readers?
HPL Electric & Power Limited is India’s leading manufacturer of electric equipment and has a formidable presence across five key verticals: Metering Solutions, Modular Switches, Switchgears, Wires & Cables and LED Lighting

We have a proven track record of over four decades in the Indian electrical equipment industr...

Mr. Marco Wirén, Wärtsilä Corporation talks about the company’s India plans & Industry trends

Wärtsilä has repositioned itself as an energy system integrator. How does the company plan to champion its path towards 1
Wärtsilä understands the energy transition in detail and the role of different technologies as part of future power systems. We create optimal power systems for our customers through software, full EPC offering, and global services footprint. Energy transformation is progressing globally, but the pace varies country by country. Besid...

Energetica India speaks to Mr. Anil Saboo on ELECRAMA 2020 & new additions to the event

What kind of 'energy transition' are we experiencing and expecting in India over the next 5-7 years?
India, now, has a golden opportunity to shape its energy mix. Social and economic growth are at the top of the government’s agenda, and new energy sources to serve this demand are increasingly coming from renewable energy. Several factors have contributed to this. The government policy has been supportive, and more recently, a wider set ...

Energetica India talks to Mr. Gajanan Nabar about NovaAir & the Indian Industrial Gas Market

Please tell us about NovaAir?
NovaAir Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yingde Gases Group Company Ltd., China. With a turnover above $2 billion, Yingde Gases is the largest industrial gases company in China and the fifth-largest in the world. It is an integrated industrial gas company with interests in atmospheric gases (oxygen, nitrogen, argon) as well as Hydroge...

Energetica India chats up with Andreas Jansen on Wind and Solar Measurement Campaigns

What is the purpose of an on-site wind or solar measurement campaign for 1 year?
Most important for any wind or solar resource measurement campaign at the highest quality, is to reduce the uncertainty in the energy yield estimation for a considered wind farm or solar power plant during the development phase. The goal of the measurement campaign’ is to raise top precise information on the site's long- term resource th...

Energetica India speaks to Mr. Santosh Kamath, KPMG in India on India’s RE & EV Industry Trends

The power sector is critical to the development of any stout economy. Please share your thoughts on the existing conditions of the
In terms of existing conditions, a key concern is the financial position of the discoms and some of the private sector companies in a generation. We need to bring liquidity back into the sector urgently if we are to attract investments for future growth. If these investments do not come in, we will be faced with challenges in the coming years ...

Energetica India meets up with Mr. Bhupinder Singh to learn more about The Smarter E India 2019

Please provide us an overall perspective about the parallel exhibitions of Intersolar India and The Smarter E India? Also, what are
With three parallel energy exhibitions, The Smarter E India is the country’s meeting point for the solar energy, electrical energy storage, and electric mobility industry. The aim is to integrate the three crucial facets - generation (Intersolar India), storage (ees India) and application of energy (Power2Drive India) and facilitate a de...

Energetica India catches up with Shuli Goodman to learn about LF Energy Open Source Initiative

Please tell our readers about LF Energy
LF Energy is a nonprofit, vendor-neutral initiative from The Linux Foundation, whose mission is to accelerate the energy, electricity, and electric mobility sectors' worldwide decarbonization goals through open-source technology.

A first-of-its-kind initiative, LF Energy provides the 21st-century plan of action to solving climat...

Mr. Deepankar Banerjee speaks about ExxonMobil's high-performance lubricants and their impact

Can you give us a brief outlook of the lubricant market globally and where India stands as a player?
The global lubricants market is growing at an annual rate of 2.5 percent and the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing. The growth of end-user industries in key countries such as China and India is driving the growth of the lubricants market. From a global perspective, India is an exciting market, thanks to greenfield projects, capacity e...
 
 
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