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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.

Farm access ...

Mr. Chandra Bhushan talks about CSE Analysis on ‘State of the Renewable Energy Sector in India"

Recently, CSE released new analysis on the ‘State of the Renewable Energy Sector in India’. What are the key outcome an
Renewable energy in India has made remarkable progress in recent years. Centre for Science and Environment's book takes stock of this progress, analyses segment-wise trends to highlight strengths and weaknesses, examines fundamental risks and provides solutions to ensure sustained growth.

So far, RE growth has been concentrated...

Mr. Dhaval Radia speaks about Greenlight Planet journey to build a presence in 25 Indian states

Congratulations on your success in raising $2.36 million through Trine
Thank you! This was a unique collaboration between Trine and Greenlight Planet, and it happens to be the largest transaction of its kind raised through Trine’s crowdfunding platform. This funding will support Greenlight Planet's growth in India, and it is anticipated to provide 560,000 people with energy access while reducing an estimate...

Upendra Tripathy discusses Role of International Solar Alliance in development of Solar Energy

How do you define the role of International Solar Alliance?
The role of International Solar Alliance is to collectively address key common challenges to the scaling up of solar energy and to provide a common platform for cooperation to Member countries. We are doing our best to enable the financial instruments and to strengthen the backward and forward linkages in the solar sector with the help of our ...

Energetica India speaks to Dr Rahul Walawalkar to learn more about Indian energy storage market

How important a role will energy storage play in realizing the Indian vision of sustainability-covering renewables, EVs and energy
India has the potential to deploy over 300 GWH of energy storage by 2022. Electric vehicles, behind the meter and grid scale energy storage are key applications to help the Indian government meet wind and solar targets as well as meeting the energy access goals. We are already seeing the inflection point for deployment of energy storage in com...

Energetica India interacts with Dana Olson to learn more about DNV GL-Energy in India

Please introduce our readers to DNV GL - Energy in India
DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company providing advisory, testing, inspection and certification services. In DNV GL - Energy we have more than 2,300 experts globally in the wind, solar, grids, storage and energy management sectors. We help various stakeholders across the energy value chain, including developers, fina...

Energetica India catches up with Sandith Thandasherry to learn more about NavAlt success

What kind of success has NavAlt seen so far?
Since the inception of India’s first solar ferry in 2017, we could create buzz in the market. Indian maritime industry is now steaming with the idea of electric powered boats. River navigation department of Goa and Kochi Water Metro is following the success of Aditya “India’s First Solar Ferry”. Kerala Govt has decided ...

Energetica India interacts with Manish Gupta to learn about Insolation Energy’s business

Insolation Energy (INA) has Rajasthan’s first fully automatic SPV Module manufacturing line. Does this create any competitive
Fully automatic SPV Module manufacturing line not only helps in setting an accurate projected cost and time of production but also you can manufacture best-in-class quality PV modules with it. By setting Rajasthan’s first fully automatic 60 MW SPV Module manufacturing line, we can acquire our aim of producing the most reliable PV modules...

Energetica India talks to Sudhir Garg to learn about Patanjali’s foray into Indian RE sector

Please introduce Energetica India readers to Patanjali Renewable Energy
Patanjali’s advent into renewable energy space is a result of Baba Ramdev’s striving vision of reaching to a large number population by catering to their electricity needs through clean and natural energy sources. Today, in India, there are many villages and remote localities which are yet to be electrified while the country advanc...

Energetica India speaks to Dr. Florian Wessendorf to get insights into Intersolar India 2018

What kind of success has Solar Promotion International GmbH seen with Intersolar India event over the last 10 years?
Intersolar’s first India event was inaugurated in 2009. The Indian market then was minuscule with MNRE’s Home Lighting programs primarily driving the market and the European market, particularly the German market providing export opportunities to few manufacturers.It was also in 2009, India’s solar journey began with the laun...

Energetica India speaks to Kunal Chandra to get more insight into the PROINSO’s global presence

Please introduce Energetica India readers to PROINSO’s services and products in India.
PROINSO is a global leader in the solar energy market with business units in distribution and integration, technology and project development services. We offer a full-service portfolio for solar projects of all scales including: procurement, engineering, project development, finance and construction. PROINSO’s Qualified Installer Networ...

Energetica India talks to Mr. Mohandas Mekanapurath about Bosch's solar business & its products

Please tell us about Bosch journey into the solar sector in India?
Initially, Bosch was into module manufacturing until 2014 in Germany and selling in India. That’s where Bosch started its journey into solar industry. Later, the company took a decision to sell off the manufacturing plant in Germany due to global market conditions. However, the company had already established expertise in executing solar...

Energetica India speaks to IndrajeetDudile, Co-Founder Director, PVFix

Energetica India: What products does PVFix offer to the Indian solar industry?
Indrajeet Dudile:

Introduction to PVFix
PVFix is a brand of solar mounting structures developed by Sunshot Technologies. After working for 5 years executing over 150 projects, the one thing we noticed was the lack in the availability of quality solar mounting structures. We being a young company decided to take the initia...

Energetica India catches up with Mr Dirk Slegers, Technical Sales Manager, Agfa

Energetica India: Can you please introduce Energetica India readers to Agfa?
Dirk Slegers:With its consumable and software solutions Agfa is a leading company in the graphic arts and healthcare industries as well as in niche markets including printed circuit boards and synthetic papers. More recently Agfa entered the solar PV market. With a global presence in over 100 countries, the 2017 turnover totalled EUR 2.4 billi...

Energetica speaks to Tomohiko Okada, MD, Toshiba India Pvt. Ltd

Energetica India: May we know the Toshiba’s footprints in Hydro Sector in India? What kind of challenges you generally face i
Toshiba Group is one of the World's leading suppliers of Hydro Power equipment including pumped storage hydroelectric equipment, and has supplied over 2,000 hydro power generators with over 56,000MW generating capacity around the world for over 120 years. Toshiba is also the first manufacturer of hydroelectric generating equipment for electric...

Energetica India catches up with Ms.Sweety Arya ,Marketing Manager, Ningbo Ginlong Technologies

Energetica India: Please introduce Energetica India readers to Ningbo Ginlong Technologies
Sweety Arya:Established in 2005, Ginlong Solis is one of the oldest and largest global string inverter specialists that manufacture string inverters for converting DC to AC power and interacting with utility grid, which help reduce the carbon footprint of human society. Residential, commercial and utility scale solar market include home owners...

Energetica India catches up with Mr.ShankarKarnik, GM, Industrial, ExxonMobil Lubricants.

Energetica India: What is an ‘energy efficient lubrication program’? What are some of the key factors that buyers shoul
Shankar Karnik:An energy efficient lubrication program covers good lubrication practices and choosing lubricants that help the operations in an industrial unit become energy smart and efficient. Buyers usually go in for lubrication programs that help them achieve their business goals of productivity profitability, safety and environmental prot...

Mr. Donald Leo, Managing Director, Asia South, Jinko Solar speaks with Energetica India.

Energetica India: Jinko Solar has received the first Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certificate in China from SGS. How important is this ce
Donald Leo:The Cradle-to-Cradle ("C2C") certificate was awarded to JinkoSolar by SGS in November 2017. SGS is the world's leading testing, inspection, verification, and certification organization. This is the first time a C2C certificate has been issued in China. The issuance of the C2C certification demonstrates JinkoSolar's commitm...

Energetica India speaks with Mr.Sven Kramer, Vice President Sales - teamtechnik

Energetica India: Where does teamtechnik stand in global stringer market?

S.Kramer: teamtechnik is world market leader for Stringer Systems. Since 2004 teamtechnik has been active in the Solar Industry. Due it its high level of innovation and high level of engineering and development, the throughput of our Stringer Systems have been increased over the years more and more. Today our Stringer Systems TT2100 and TT4200...

Energetica India catches up with Mr. Mr. Zouhair Kefi from REFU Elektronik GmbH

Energetica India: Congratulations on the launch of REFUsol 100K. Please help our readers understand the unique features of this str
Zouhair Kefi: Thank you very much – we are happy and proud to launch this new platform for high power solar inverters starting with the REFUsol 100K.

When looking at the REFUsol 100 K, one feature that directly catches the eye is the two-piece design. The Connection Box and Power Unit are two separate items, but arranged b...

Energetica India talks to Mr. Kaustubh Nande about ANSYS India & its simulation software

Please tell our readers about ANSYS India?
ANSYS develops markets and supports engineering simulation software used to predict how product designs will behave under real world conditions. If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used ...

Energetica India catches up with Mr. Raghav Mittal to get more insights into solar opex model

How viable is solar power leasing currently for a) commercial clients, b) industrial and c) individuals?
For commercial connection consumers, the debate of whether solar is viable or not has already passed. Now the real question is what’d be the capacity of the rooftop solar plant for the commercial consumer because commercial
consumers are paying upwards of 8/ unit across all major metropolitan cities in India whereas via solar leas...

Exclusive use of the ZSWs new CIGS World Record offers Manz further considerable opportunities

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“Exclusive use of the ZSW's new CIGS World Record offers Manz further considerable opportunities to significantly cut production costs”

The Baden-Württemberg Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) has presented a CIGS thin-film solar cell with an efficiency level of 20.8 percent. This world record ...
 
 
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