Interviews

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...

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...

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....
 
 
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