Interviews

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...

Mr. Saurabh Goel chats with Energetica India on Havells India growth plans and new initiatives

Please share with Energetica India readers more details about Havells India & its presence in the switchgear niche?
Havells India Limited is a leading Fast-Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) company and a major power distribution equipment manufacturer with a strong global presence. The brand enjoys an enviable market dominance across a wide spectrum of products, including industrial & domestic circuit protection devices, cables & wires, motors, fans, m...

Energetica India catches up with Mr. Daniel Liu to discuss Jinko Solar’s India experience

JinkoSolar witnessed the incredible response to its high-efficiency solar modules at the REI Expo 2019. Could you please share more
JinkoSolar is known for its market thought leadership in solar module technology. We believe in offering future technology to our customers across the globe. In continuation of these efforts, we showcased 400 Wp + high-efficiency Solar modules during this year REI. Star attraction was our Intersolar award-winning “Swan” bifacial mo...

Energetica India speaks with Mr. Nitin Lall on the advent of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing

With the advent of Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing has taken over the Indian Manufacturing sector. Please tell us about its impac
In India, the fourth industrial revolution has been on the agenda of the global manufacturing industry for years and many manufacturing industries are executing a strategy where Industry 4.0 technologies are key enablers for operational improvements. The fourth industrial revolution will change and create new business models. The Automotive in...

Energetica India catches up with Tim Buckley to discuss India’s journey with Renewable Energy

Please tell us about IEEFA & its role in the Indian Renewable Energy Sector?
IEEFA is a public interest think tank focussed on the global energy-finance-climate space, looking at the inevitable technology disruption impacting the energy sector, and analyzing how government policies, corporates, and financial markets are interacting in this change. While the Paris Agreement highlights the global imperative to decarboniz...

Energetica India speaks to Mr. Heng (Eric) Zhang on Solis achievements and India future plans

India Solar Rooftop Map 2019, March Issue ranks Ginlong Solis on the 2nd position for solar inverters in Q1 2019. Whereas the compa
There are three aspects to this:

A. Brand: Ginlong Technologies, the manufacturer of Solis Inverters, is the only publicly-traded company with a primary focus on string inverters. This helps to strengthen customers' confidence in building long-term partnerships with Ginlong Solis.

B. Product: With a product as th...

Energetica India meets Mr. Vishwanath Kamath to learn about Fronius’ products for Indian Market

Please introduce Fronius & its presence in India Market to Energetica India readers
The presence of Fronius in India is since 1990 through our distributor Larsen & Toubro for our welding machines. The Fronius India subsidiary was started in 2014. There was quite a huge quantity of our old generation solar inverters that had direct supply from Fronius Austria even before 2014 to our Indian market which was during the early...

Mayank Mishra Speaks to Energetica India on the Application of AI Technology in the PV Industry

How do you see AI technology changing the solar industry?
Huawei thinks the largest challenge that solar inverters are currently facing is the in-depth intelligence, rather than the improvement of generation and efficiency. So, Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV Solution has initiated with AI technology for PV plants, since last year. Inverters are expected to evolve into intelligent devices that can &ldquo...

Energetica India speaks to Mr. Jarnail Singh to learn about The Climate Group's Indian presence

How do you see India's journey in the Renewable Energy industry over the last 10 years?
The renewable energy industry has come a long way with the Indian government setting an ambitious target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 after committing to the Paris Agreement. This is more than the combined total installed capacity of several nations like Australia, Austria, Mexico, and the Philippines put together. The secto...

Mr. Naveen Munjal talks to Energetica India about India's Power T&D Sector & its future ahead

Please share your views on India’s Power Transmission and Distribution Sector
Power generation has been ahead of the curve vis-à-vis transmission and distribution. Today, India has almost 350,000 megawatts of installed capacity, whereas the actual peak load hasn’t gone beyond 200,000 megawatts. Though we have built substantial capacity on the generation side, there is a bit of a lag in transmission and a su...

Mr. Rishi Seth speaks to Energetica India on the Company’s Success in the Indian Solar Industry

Please introduce HPL Company to Energetica India readers?
HPL Electric & Power Limited is India’s leading electric equipment manufacturer with a formidable presence across five key verticals: Metering Solutions, Modular Switches, Switchgears, LED Lighting and Wires & Cables. Our backward (backend) integrated facilities have the capabilities of product design and development, component d...

Energetica India catches up with Imaan Javan to learn more about Suntuity REI plans for India

Please tell us about Suntuity’s foray into the Indian renewables market. What kind of solutions does it offer?
Suntuity REI is affiliated with the Suntuity Group of companies, one of the fastest-growing renewable energy companies globally. Suntuity REI provides utility-scale, commercial and residential solar energy, battery storage and renewable energy financing solutions for homeowners, business owners, and developers throughout India....

Energetica India speaks to Dr. Arunabha Ghosh to learn about CEEW & Views on Energy Transition

Please tell us about CEEW’s role in the Indian renewable energy sector
CEEW began operations in the same year that India's National Solar Mission began, and right from the beginning, we have tracked developments, not only in solar power but also in renewable energy overall. We believe that we've had a strategic role in the growth of India's renewable energy sector in three ways - the first is by lending an indepe...

Mr. Scott Tew speaks on Ingersoll Rand’s focus on sustainability and energy efficiency

What does Sustainability mean for Ingersoll Rand?
At Ingersoll Rand, and for our strategic climate brands, Thermo King and Trane, sustainability is at the very foundation of our business. It plays a significant role in our strategy and culture and involves widespread commitment and engagement from all levels of the organization, starting with the C-suite and our leadership team

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Mr. Pranav Master speaks on CRISIL’s RE Services Portfolio & Future of E-mobility in India

Please tell about CRISIL Infra advisory services in India with regards to Renewable Energy Sector
CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory is a multi-disciplinary Consultancy, offering services in the infrastructure domain spanning across the entire development life cycle. With over two decades of experience, we are involved in shaping public policy and regulatory reforms, program management, preparing bankable infrastructure projects, undertaking t...

Dr. Kushant Uppal speaks on solar lighting opportunities in India and Intelizon's achievements

Please tell our readers about Intelizon Energy
Intelizon Energy is one of the top global brands for lithium-ion based solar systems. We have set reliability standards for streetlights over the last 6 years. We are known for our innovation with state of the art remote monitoring and control features and inbuilt CCTV systems for enhanced surveillance. Our mission is honest: Reliable and Qual...

Mr. Sunil Rathi talks about Waaree’s plans & industry challenges including GST & Safeguard Duty

How do you see India's progress in the solar industry over the last 10 years?
Over the last decade, India has witnessed multiple substantial positive steps being taken towards transforming it into a solar-reliant country. The Government has provided considerable support in this regard, through special policy frameworks like the National Solar Mission. As part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, the National S...

Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, IWTMA talks about current scenario of Indian Wind Energy Industry

How do you see India's progress in wind energy over the last 10 years?
The progress achieved in the last 10 years can be classified in the following categories:

a) Technology:

Size of turbines has developed from sub megawatt to megawatt, currently average is around 2.1 MW and will soon grow to 3 MW

Technology of turbine with higher hub-heights and bigger rotor diamet...

Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal talks about Fortum's Varied Services for Indian RE Sector

What kind of business model is Fortum working on for EV charging?
Fortum has been offering EV Charging service in Nordic countries for almost a decade. We have developed expertise in providing a greater experience to the consumer. Our Mobile App, which has been developed and fine-tuned based on consumer feedback offers a seamless experience to consumers in getting their vehicle charged. In India with the Gov...

Energetica India catches up with Ms. Neha Agrawal to know her views about India's Solar Journey

How do you see India's solar journey over the last 10 years?
India’s solar story has witnessed quite a journey from a mere 10 MW solar capacity in 2010 to 28 GW today. Policy support, reforms, foreign investment, and worldwide acceptability of solar in recent years have all played a major part in leading the country towards this incredible success.

Government policies directed to i...

Mr. Manu Karan discusses about Indian Solar Sector and its opportunities & challenges

How do you see India's journey in the solar industry over the last 10 years?
The solar industry in the last 10 years has seen drastic changes and evolution. While the adoption in the first few years was not considerable, the last 5 years have seen speedy growth. This growth is attributed to the favorable policies from MNRE and SECI as part of National Solar Mission of 100 GW by 2022. While most of the capacity install...

Mr. Satheesh Kumar speaks about India’s progress in electrification & importance of microgrids

How do you see India's progress in renewable energy and energy management over the last 10 years?
India has witnessed a great surge both in improving the infrastructure for evacuation and distribution of energy as well as in producing energy from renewable resources during the last decade. Our view is that top-down planning in terms of demand-supply is missing, resulting in the concentration of generation in pockets. This has led to a sign...

Dr. Chakradhar Byreddy discusses UL’s role in India’s growing energy certification space.

How do you see the progress in India's renewable energy industry over the last 10 years?
To understand the renewable industry in India, it needs to be broken down into three segments – wind energy, solar energy and grid infrastructure. In solar energy, India has come a long way to become one of the biggest growth markets and has held strong amidst challenges to grow year-on-year. The wind energy segment has seen tremendous ...

Mr. Samay Mangalagiri speaks with Energetica India about India’s rooftop solar PV niche

Please introduce Energetica India readers to SM Renergy (P) Limited
SM Renergy (P) Ltd (SMR) was founded in 2017 with the vision to be able to provide cost - effective and quality renewable energy generating systems with a focus on rooftop solar PV. We are a young and dynamic company, having commissioned 4 MWp of turnkey EPC rooftop solar PV projects across India cumulatively and have approximately 3.5MWp unde...

M V S Vijay Kumar speaks to Energetica India on the New Technologies in the Energy Sector

What trends do you foresee in 2019 in the Indian Energy management space?
Energy is one of the key enablers for India’s economic development, given we’re one the world’s fastest growing major economies and with India being the third largest energy consumer in the world. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), India’s aggregate energy consumption will more than double by 2040.
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Mr. Venkatesh Dwivedi talks about EESL's focus in EV, rural solar and energy efficiency

What role can solar play in enriching our farmers'lives? What kind of projects is EESL working on in this niche?
The agriculture sector’s demand for electricity is anticipated to double over the next decade, as it is linked to the irrigation demand for larger cropped areas, newer crop varieties, and rising mechanization. Without proper intervention, agri-subsidies will continue to hurt DISCOMs and the energy value chain.

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