Solar Technology: Quality pays off!
An overwhelming number of solar projects are proposed to be signed on the eve of the International Solar Alliance's (ISA) New Delhi summit on March 11. Speaking at a round table conference on Golden Triangle: Integrating EPC, BOS and Energy Auditors in Delhi, Upendra Tripathy, Full Time Interim Director General, ISA said, 'On March 10, one day before the summit, we are going to sign 121 projects both in India and outside.
We commit to continue our investments to Make in India
My journey with Anchor began in 2007 when the erstwhile Matsushita Electric Works, now Panasonic Corporation, acquired a majority stake in Anchor. I was part of the pioneering four member team deputed from Japan to lead Anchor´s transformation and growth, as part of the Panasonic Group. I was Sales & Marketing Director for Anchor till 2011.
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.
The wires and cables industry has moved on from being the small industry it was 20 years back, to a very large industry over the last decade. Predominantly providing challenging opportunities in the field of manufacturing, supply chain and procurement, India as a market, is gaining importance in this industry.
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 The problem is that whatever manufacturing we have is either slightly outdated or not big enough to compete on cost.
LED there be Light!
Touted as a power starved nation, India stands out on the world map for having the highest number of people living without power. A shame in itself, the subject is further muddled up in a tug-of-war between the state and Centre.