"Hybrid policy would benefit the RE target"
According to Badrinarayanan Thirumalai, Head of Business-Solar, Anchor Electricals (A Panasonic Group Company), at the moment only big players can participate in the utility scale hybrid policy.
Solar has many unique attributes which make it a preferred source of power, particularly in India, a densely populated country with a high energy deficit - where it can be rapidly deployed across most parts of the country, due to its modular nature and by virtue of it being environment friendly.
Switch to Development
With various developmental projects being launched or on the horizon, the stakeholders POWER TODAY spoke to felt that, the switchgears and control gears segment in the country is poised for hand-in-hand growth with the economy.
LV switchgear will see steady growth of Rs.3,500 crore by FY2016
Rajesh Nandwani | Vice President & Business Unit Head, Switchgear, Anchor Electricals, Panasonic Group Switchgear and protection devices segment contributes to ~15 per cent of Anchor´s power segment turnover. Our share is about 6 per cent in the LV switchgear market.
Solar technology has many unique attributes which make it one of the most preferred sources of power, particularly in India, a densely populated country with a high energy deficit - it can be rapidly deployed across most parts of the country, it is modular in nature and it is environmentally friendly.
Our anti-dumping policy has led to imports costing around 25% less
Predominantly today, the solar industry is ruled by capital costs and the impact directly comes from the manufacturing capacity. The problem is that whatever manufacturing we have is either slightly outdated or not big enough to compete on cost.