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# 52 August 2015

INTERVIEW

• Mr. Pete Kostic, Vice President-Sales & Marketing; Xcell Automation, Inc

RENEWABLE ENERGY

• MNRE’s Draft National Renewable Energy Act, 2015; Energetica India

• How Predictive Analytics help grow Renewable Energy Industry; Ashwajit Wahane, Machine Pulse

POWER SECTOR

• Overview of Energy Sector in India; Dr. Ahindra Chakrabarti; Great Lakes Institute of Management

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EDITORIAL

Dear Reader, Our August Edition will be distribut- ed at the 9th Renewable Energy Expo and Conference at Greater Noida in September. Please drop by our Booth at the expo for a Complimentary copy and a tête-à-tête The month of July and August saw some interesting activity in the Renew- able Energy Sector. The Ministry of New and Renewa- ble Energy (MNRE) has released a draft of the “National Renewable Energy Act”. The Policy aims to increase the share of Renewables in the Country’s Energy mix. While the Act looks at drawing a “National Renewable Ener- gy Fund” as a fixed portion from the National Clean Energy Fund, it also lays out a regulated structure to en- force ‘RPO’. Another positive development was Gujarat state’s announcement of a new solar policy. i.e. ‘Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2015’. One of the ma- jor highlights is the policy’s incentives

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• “Quality of PV Modules to Define In- dia’s Solar Dream” from Vikram Solar Today, solar module manufacturers stand at a critical position within the

industry, as they determine bench- marks and quality and eventually de- fine the future of Indian solar projects.

• “How Predictive Analytics help grow Renewable Energy Industry” from Machine Pulse

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if there is enough data to prove they are credible investment options

• “Overview of Energy Sector in In- dia” Dr. Ahindra Chakrabarti writes that the demand for Electricity in the Country has been growing at a rapid

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Energy Storage India 2015

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Exxon Mobil

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Fronius

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Global Zeus

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InterSolar India 2015

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Navitas Green Solutions

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Renewable Energy India Expo 2015

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Smart Cities India 2016 Expo

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Sustainable Smart Cities India 2015

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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

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Trina Solar

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Wastetech 2015 & Cleantech

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Xcell Automation

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BIOMASS

• Biomass Characterization: Perspectives and Challenges; Yogender Singh, Y. K. Yadav; SSSNIBE

 

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• Flexi Biogas Technology: An Alternate Low Cost Biogas Technology to Rural India; Pradip Narale, Ramesh Choudhari, Prof. N.S. Rathore

 

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ENERGY STORAGE

 

Batteries: The only missing link in India Solar Energy Story; Mr. Vineet Mittal; Welspun Renewables

 

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INDUSTRY JEWEL

 

Mr. Vineet Mittal, Director; Navitas Green Solutions Pvt.

 

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INTERVIEW

 

• Mr. Shrinivas Chebbi, Vice-President, Partner and Buildings BU; Schneider Electric

 

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• Mr. Pete Kostic, Vice President-Sales & Marketing; Xcell Automation, Inc

 

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• Mr. Ruchir Panwar, Business Head, Green Factory Building; Mahindra Susten Private Limited

 

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• Mr. Sishir Goel, Vice-President-Technology & Marketing; Brij Encapsulants (India)

 

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• Mr. Shankar Karnik, General Manager- Industrial; ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited

 

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POWER SECTOR

 

• Turbine Oil Testing; Mr. Shankar Karnik; Exxon Mobil Lubricants Private Limited

 

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• De-regulated Electricity Markets –Procurement Strategies and Beyond; Ankit Prabhash; Beroe Consulting

 

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• Overview of Energy Sector in India; Dr. Ahindra Chakrabarti; Great Lakes Institute Of Management

 

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

 

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• MNRE’s Draft National Renewable Energy Act, 2015; Energetica India

 

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• What are Indian Renewable Energy Researchers working on?; Energetica India

 

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• GREEN CLIMATE FUND — A Way Forward to Aid Developing Countries to Switch to Renewable Energy; Energetica India

 

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• From Energetica India’s Blog Stable; August 2015

 

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• How Predictive Analytics help grow Renewable Energy Industry; Ashwajit Wahane, Machine Pulse

 

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SOLAR POWER

 

• India’s Need For Water Free Solar Panel Cleansing; Anat Cohen Segev; Ecoppia

 

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• Quality of PV modules to define India’s Solar Dream Solar; Mr. Ivan Saha; Vikram Solar

 

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Is India Prepared for Offshore Wind Farm Development?; Ms. Riya Rachel Mohan, Ms. Sandhya Sundararagavan, Mr. Ashish Nigam; CSTEP

 

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ON COVER
FRONIUS
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INTERVIEW
• Mr.
Pete Kostic,
Inc Vice
President-Sales
&
Marketing;
Xcell
Automation,
RENEWABLE ENERGY
MNRE’s
Draft
National
Renewable
Energy
Act,
2015;
Energetica
India
How
Predictive
Analytics
help
grow
Renewable
Energy
Industry;
Ashwajit
Wahane,
Machine Pulse
POWER SECTOR
• Overview
of
Energy
Sector
India;
Dr.
Ahindra
in Chakrabarti;
Great
Lakes
Institute
of
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Management
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NEWS

RENEWABLE ENERGY

“Equal Focus on Various Forms of Renewable Power” says Piyush Goyal

Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy said that the Union Government has equal focus on various forms of renewable power and does not discriminate between solar, wind or biogas power in terms of providing support to these re- newable sources. Mr. Goyal said that the Government reinstat- ed accelerated depreciation to boost wind power sector in the first budget of the new govern- ment so that people can expand and take benefits of the same. He was speaking after launch- ing Indian Wind Resource Atlas at 100 metre level here today. Mr.Piyush Goyal stated that the Atlas will help policy makers at Centre and State Govern- ments to deal with issues relat- ed to tariff fixation, transmis- sion, grade frequency etc and providing better infrastructure for the investors. He said that he is personally very delighted that the ministry has provided such crucial information in public do- main at free of cost. He assured that the Ministries of Coal, Pow- er and New & Renewable Energy will keep on providing more and more data in public domain and

thus work on bringing transpar- ency in the system. Mr. Saurabh Patel, Gujarat Energy Minister, Mr. Rajendra Shukla, Madhya Pradesh Energy Minister, Mr. Pushpendra Singh, Rajasthan Energy Minister, Mr. D.K. Shiv- kumar, Karnataka Energy Minis- ter, senior officials from central agencies, state government and high level representatives of the wind industry were also present at the occasion. The new Indian Wind Atlas is an important online GIS (Ge- ographic Information System) tool for identification of the regional and local wind energy potential in India. It contains average annual values of Wind Speed (m/s), Wind Power Den- sity and Capacity Utilization Fac- tor (CUF) calculated for an av- erage 2 MW turbine at 100 m. In the atlas the resultant layers are at very high resolution and joint frequency tables have been derived for the entire country at 500 m resolution. Also, high res- olution Re-analysis data set has been used for the study- NCEP/ CFSR which enhanced the accu- racy of the mapping. The Atlas uses dynamic meso-micro cou- pled WRF modelling technique

Karnataka to get Rs.800 crore under DDUGJY to provide 24 hours quality power supply

Union Government has an- nounced that it will grant Rs. 800 crore under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana to Karnataka for the setting up of separate feeder line to provide 24 hours three-phase quality power supply to the farmers. Under the scheme, feeders have specially designed transformers to supply power to farmers said Mr. Piyush Goyal , Union Minis- ter of State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy. Addressing the media per- sons after the review meeting of Power Projects in Karnataka, Mr. Piyush Goyal said that the centre is planning to give Rs. 1,700 crore additional fund un- der DDUGJY to the state for the electrification of 8 lakh house- holds of rural Karnataka which have not still been electrified. 24X7 power supply is the mis- sion of the government and state and centre should work together to achieve the target by 2019, he added. Karnataka has bigger plans for the new and renewable energy sector as the state is embarking on setting up of Asia’s largest Solar Park of 2,000 MW, at Tumkur, with the help of Gov- ernment of India. This project is

a fitting example for the ‘Team India’ working for the welfare of the people in the true spirit of cooperative federalism, Mr. Goyal said. Operational issues of power transmission lines and transmis- sion corridors have been sort- ed out in the review meeting. This will enable to have cheap- er power, especially cheapest power in South India, wherein the input power cost will come down by 50% Shri Goyal said. The country is gearing up to an installation capacity of 40,000MW of solar roof tower power project which will be a unique scheme in the country. Government of India is giving 15% subsidy to the household installation of solar roof tops. Answering a question the minister said that the coal block allocation will be done in a sci- entific manner and each state will be allotted a separate block, exclusively for the power needs of the state. Additional coal blocks will be allotted as per the need after the next round of allotment through transpar- ent bidding process the minis- ter added. Mr. D.K Shivkumar, Energy Minister, Government of Karnataka was also present.

Unique advantages for commercial projects

The efficiency level of 98.3 percent is unique in the pro- ject area. Another highlight is the ability to connect up to six strings directly to the inverter, meaning that the system operator no longer

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extreme climate conditions. Due to the SnapINverter technology2, the lowest ser- vicing costs can be expected. The optimised display nav- igation simplifies servicing, while the Setup wizard saves time and money.

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Ministries of Power & Railways signs 3 MOU’s on Cooperation in Electricity & Energy Efficiency

Four Memorandum of Under- standing ( MoUs) were signed between Ministry of Power , Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Ministry of Railways for Cooperation in the areas of Electricity Transmission , Energy Efficien- cy and promotion of Renewa- ble Energy in Indian Railways in the presence of Minister of Railways, Mr. Suresh Prab- hakar Prabhu and Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Piyush Goyal. The MoUs provides a framework under which both parties may col- laborate and cooperate for efficient, reliable and eco- nomical generation, trans- mission, distribution, trading, supply, marketing of electric- ity and energy efficiency in Indian Railways. Speaking on the occassion, Mr. Piyush Goyal said that this is momentous occa- sion which transcends three Ministries whereby a holistic view is being taken on en- ergy, green energy & energy efficiency. Mr. Goyal further added that these MoUs will cater the ambitious targets of lowering cost of electricity and consumption in railways and adoption of LED lighting

on large scale. Compliment- ing Mr. Suresh Prabhu, he said that today Indian rail- way is moving towards green energy and with this speed, will soon become one of the largest producers of renew- able energy in the country. Mr. Piyush Goyal informed that the Railways has ambi- tious targets of producing Renewable Energy and it will become largest Renewable energy producer. He added that all equipments will do- mestically sourced which will give boost to government’s programmes like Make in In- dia & Skill India. While addressing the audi- ence, Mr. Suresh Prabhu said that as largest commercial transporter, Indian Railway feels responsible for working towards minimising emmis- sion of green house gases and will become in near fu- ture “ Green Transporter”. He said that using clean fuel is as important as transport- ing goods and passengers since clean environment is the collective responsibility of all. Shri Prabhu also stated that the idea behind MoUs is to generate cheaper, easier and commercially viable renewa- ble energy.

The areas of bilateral coop- eration under the MoU are:

• Implementation of elec- tricity and energy effi- ciency projects for Indian Railways.

• Cooperation for construc- tion, operation and main- tenance of transmission lines.

• Sharing of information, experience, knowledge and training of staff and officers of railways.

• Implementaiton of joint research or technical pro- jects for achieving energy conservation in Indian Railways.

• Implementation of energy conservation projects for targeted achievement of energy savings in Indian Railways. Ministry of Railways and Bureau of Energy Efficien- cy also signed a Memoran- dum of Understanding for implementation of energy efficiency projects in Indian Railways. The MoU between the Railways and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency would fa- cilitate the identification and design of interventions (such as energy audits) for enhanc- ing energy efficiency. It would also help in setting of targets

for traction energy efficiency enhancement that the Rail-

ways would meet under the Bureau’s Perform, Achieve, and Trade programme. A third MoU was signed

between Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) and Rail- ways Energy Management Company Ltd. (REMCL) for

implementation of energy efficiency measures in Rail- ways buildings. The REM- CL-EESL MoU would enable

the two companies to work together to enhance energy efficiency in various Railway buildings, and also expand the Domestic Energy Effi-

cient Lighting Programme (DELP) being carried out across the country by EESL, in Railway colonies. The first joint project of these two companies would be to up- grade the energy using in- frastructure in Rail Bhawan within the next eight weeks so as to secure a reduction of at least 20% in the electricity consumption in the building. On this occasion, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) & Ministry of Rail- ways also signed a MoU to bring in a change in the en- ergy mix and solarization of Railways.

Future-proofing is our priority

Smart Grid Ready is a keyword for future inverter applications. So is plug-in card technology, which enables the device to re- spond flexibly to future require- ments. “The best example for this is our Fronius IG series. These

devices came onto the market 20 years ago and can easily be made compatible for wireless applications today. That’s what we call future-proof,” explains Martin Hackl. Optional plug-in cards, such as the Fronius Sensor

Card, are easily integrated using the Plug&Play feature and the inverter is state-of-the-art once again. In addition to Modbus TCP and RTU SunSpec, a Fronius Solar API (JSON) interface is available. The

Fronius push service enables system data to be sent to any server. The online Fronius Solar. web platform is also available for comprehensive system monitor- ing and can be used at the same time as the open interfaces.

NEWS

INDIA

India, United States Seek Proposals for Innovative Off-Grid Clean Energy Projects

In another step forward for the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE), U.S. Ambassador to India Rich- ard Verma announced today that up to $2 million in grants will be made available for in- novative, early-stage off-grid clean energy projects in the fi rst round of the PACEsetter Fund, a joint 50 crore rupee ($7.9 million) fund established in June by the Governments of India and the United States

to accelerate the commerciali- zation of off-grid clean energy solutions. Initial expressions of interest are due October

16,2015.

Speaking at the inaugural India Off-Grid Energy Summit, Ambassador Verma also an- nounced the launch of a new public-private partnership that will work to mobilize $41 mil- lion in finance to enable clean energy entrepreneurs to sus- tain and scale their business

Fronius launches string inverter solution for PV projects in India

The solutions provider Fro- nius is launching the latest addition to the SnapINvert- er range in May 20151. Available in the 25.0 and 27.0 kVA power catego- ries, the Fronius Eco string inverter delivers maximum yields, especially for large- scale PV projects into the megawatt range. Thanks to the exception- ally high IP 66 protection class, the device can be installed in unsheltered in- door and outdoor locations. Thanks to the exception- ally high IP 66 protection class, the device can be installed in unsheltered in- door and outdoor locations. “The Fronius Eco is the ideal project inverter. It is easy to service, extremely cost-effective and offers the high quality associat- ed with Fronius,” explains Martin Hackl, head of the

Solar Energy Division at Fro- nius International GmbH. The compact design en- sures maximum average power density and maxi- mum yields Its lightweight design (weighing just 35.7 kg) and tried and tested SnapIN- verter mounting technolo- gy make for quick and easy installation. With the high- est average power density in its power category, the Fronius Eco is sure to im- press. The new MPP tracking algorithm of the Dynamic Peak Manager also plays an important role in maxim- ising yield. It automatically checks the characteristic curve at regular intervals, ensuring that the inverter finds the global maximum and constantly operates at the point of maximum out- put, even in partial shading.

models beyond the early stage targeted by the PACEsetter Fund. This effort, a partner- ship between New Ventures India, Insitor Management, the Global Social Business Incuba- tor at Santa Clara University, and USAID/India, aims to help 1 million Indians gain access to electricity through off-grid clean energy solutions. Taken together, these two announcements advance President Obama and Prime

Minister Modi’s commitment to embark on a new and en- hanced strategic partnership on energy security, clean ener- gy, and climate change. They are major milestones for Pro- moting Energy Access through Clean Energy (PEACE), a PACE initiative focused on harness- ing commercial enterprise to bring clean energy access to unserved and underserved in- dividuals and communities.

Waaree Energies Receives ‘Make In India Awards for

Excellence-2015’

Waaree Energies Limited has announced that it has been awarded the ‘Make In

India Awards for Excellence

– 2015’ by Krazy Mantra,

a leading IT organization

based out of Ahmedabad. This award is an effort to recognize the companies who are executing our

Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s vision

of ‘Make in India’ with ex-

cellence in their own do- main. Waaree has received this award for its manufac- turing excellence in the re- newable energy category. Chief Guest for the event, Shri. Kalraj Mishra Union Minister for MSME, and Shri Dhanraj Pillai the legendary hockey player, handed over the awards

to the winners. Mr. Ketan

Vora CEO Waaree Surya

Power LLP received the award on behalf of Waaree Energies Limited. Hitesh Doshi, Chairman

and Managing Director,

at Waaree Energies com- mented “It’s an honour to be recognized for ex- cellence in the field of solar energy. Just as the powerful sun reaches the remotest corner of the

world, Waaree is deter- mined to widen the solar energy landscape in the best possible way. These recognitions go a long way in keeping our mo- rale high and motivate us to keep up our quest for excellence. I would like to congratulate Krazy Man- tra and their entire team for conceptualising and

executing this initiative successfully.”

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MNRE takes initiative for Low Cost Financing for Renewable Energy

The Government has taken following major initiatives in coordination with different Ministries/Departments for mobilizing the low cost financ- ing for renewable energy pro- jects which inter-alia includes low cost borrowing through multi-lateral and bi-later- al agencies i.e. World Bank, Asian Development Bank, KfW Germany, etc.; inclusion of Renewable Energy Projects in Priority Sector Lending Norms of Commercial Banks; and ap- proval for issuance of tax free infrastructure bonds for fund- ing renewable energy projects during the FY 2015-16. This was stated by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Pow-

er, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha The Minister further stated that the Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) is providing Renewable Energy loans at the rate of interest which is 0.75% less than the Conventional Generation Projects. Moreover, there are no restrictions on the loan amount for Renewable Energy Projects and all pro- jects found viable are eligible for funding. Further, in remote villages, Government is also providing grant through REC for Decentralized Distributed Generation under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).

Swelect Energy Systems Ltd. commissions 10 MW SPV Farm in Tamil Nadu

SWELECT Energy Systems Ltd., has announced that it has recently commissioned its 10 MW SPV Farm near- Musiri Taluk, Trichy District, Tamil Nadu. It is the state’s first VGF(Viability Gap Funding) Project under the JNNSM Phase 2 and also the only DCR (Domestic Con- tent Requirement) project in Tamil Nadu. The highlight of this pro- ject is that more than 55% of the installed SPV mod- ules were manufactured in SWELECT owned mod- ule manufacturing facility at Bangalore (HHV Solar Technologies Ltd) with the SPV Cells manufactured in India with 100% DCR com- pliance. The SPV modules used are high efficiency

240, 245, 250 and 255 Wp- multi crystalline panels with IEC certification and 750 kW high efficiency TMEiC central inverters have been used. This has enabled SWELECT to be in line with the‘Make in India’ program as well as the upcoming DCR programs. SWELECT has installed over 1700 Roof top installations for Process Industries, IT campuses,University cam- puses, Banks, ATM sites and many other corporate cus- tomers. SWELECT has been ranked as No. 1 Rooftop Solar company (source: Soft Disk awards 2012, 13, 14) for three consecutive years. It is currently in the process of developing a 20 MW SPV Farm.

JinkoSolar connects 34.56MW High Efficient Eagle Modules in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd has announced that its 34.56MW Eagle PID-FREE modules have been successfully connected in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh. These modules were deployed to three projects in Lalitpur, a district suffering from extreme weather conditions, and have proven their phenomenal ability against high temperature and humidity in summer and cold- ness in winter. In the hottest summer, Lal- itpur’s temperature recorded 49°C, and the average relative

humidity in rain season goes above 85%, posing a huge challenge to regular solar pan- els. Jinko’s high efficient Eagle modules are designed to coun- ter these harsh conditions. As the world’s first PID-FREE modules that have past severe test under the condition of 85°C/85%RH, Eagles are able to perform to the best at any- where in India, providing a re- liable and stable high-efficient power source for businesses and communities.

Suzlon completes project for NSE as it becomes 1st stock exchange to invest in Wind Energy

India’s leading bourse Nation- al Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) completed 6.25 MW wind power project. Suzlon Group, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturer was the technical partner for supply & commissioning of the project. The project completion is a milestone achievement for NSE and Suzlon since it is India’s first Stock Exchange to deploy wind energy to off-set its cap- tive power usage. 65% of the energy consumption of NSE of- fice located at Exchange Plaza building, Bandra-Kurla Com- plex (BKC) Mumbai will be met by this wind project. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mahesh Haldipur, NSE spokes- person said “The investment in wind power project is part of our long term focus on sus- tainable development. We are committed to conduct business in a way that protects the en- vironment by using green tech- nology. Harnessing wind ener-

gy for our operations is a step in that direction. This is in addition to the various power saving and energy efficient measures being undertaken at the premises.” Mr. Ishwar Mangal, Chief Sales Officer, Suzlon Group said, “The increased focus and investment in wind energy is a testament of efforts by corpo- rates in India towards mitigat- ing climate change and energy security. NSE’s thrust on sustain- able development and invest- ments in wind energy will also encourage other corporates to harness wind energy for meeting their energy require- ments and to hedge power cost for next 25 years thereby contribute towards a greener tomorrow. Suzlon’s ‘concept to commissioning’ approach of- fers convenience to customers for setting up wind project for captive use.” Suzlon leveraged its end-to-end wind solutions expertise to oversee the project completion from start to end.

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INDIA AWS Truepower Announces Major Expansion of its Due Diligence Team AWS Truepower has an- nounced

AWS Truepower Announces Major Expansion of its Due Diligence Team

AWS Truepower has an- nounced that it has responded to the growing success of its due diligence services by ex- panding its team with several well-known industry veterans and skilled specialists. Starting August 24, Gill How- ard Larsen assumed leadership of the group as Director of Due Diligence. Gill has long experi- ence as a wind and IPP project developer and owner includ- ing with Edison Mission Ener- gy and Cinergy (now Duke), and since joining the company last year has played a critical role on the company’s Due Diligence team, first as Senior Project Manager, then Head of Project Management. “I’ve been enormously im- pressed with Gill’s clear vision for the due diligence business, her huge passion for her work, and her great project and client management skills,” remarked

Michael Brower, President of AWS Truepower. “We’re lucky

to have her.” Chris Ziesler joined the team

in August as Manager of Tech-

nical Advisory Services. Chris comes to AWS Truepower from Wind Capital Group, a wind developer and operator, where he was Senior Vice President until the company wound up

its assets in early 2015. Prior to that he held senior positions at Shell Wind Energy and Power- gen Renewables. Starting in September Emil Moroz of EM Energy, LLC, will be contributing to the AWS Truepower team as Senior Tur- bine Engineer. A well known and respected figure in the wind industry, Emil has held a number of key senior positions

in wind turbine technology and

plant operations including Chief

Engineer with Garrad Hassan America, Director of Technolo-

gy and Project Development for DeWind, and Director of Wind Turbine Technology for AES. Also in September, Nestor

Castillo will be joining AWS Truepower as Senior Electri- cal Engineer. For the past two years Nestor was a risk assess- ment engineer for the Texas Re- liability Entity, and before that was Senior Electrical Engineer for DNV GL for six years. In the latter role he gained enormous experience as an independent engineer on utility-scale wind projects, including performing electrical design reviews and construction monitoring. Rounding out the group is Cristian Algar, who joined AWS Truepower in July as Pro- ject Manager in the Barcelona office. A mechanical engineer,

Cristian worked for more than five years for Abantia, a solar EPC company that developed many different solar projects

in Mexico and South America, and before that worked for a year for Acciona Windpower North America. The new staff join an estab- lished team whose skills have been honed over the past two years providing independent engineering, owners engineer- ing, and technical advisory ser- vices, and who are supported by AWS Truepower’s indus- try-leading resource and ener- gy consulting group. “For over 30 years, the growth of AWS Truepower has been driven by its talented and experienced staff,” remarked Bruce Bailey, CEO. “With the bolstering of the due diligence team with such highly experi- enced and talented industry professionals, I’m confident that AWS Truepower will ce- ment its position as a leading force in the wind and solar en- ergy due diligence markets.”

Inox Wind Bags 100 MW Order from OSTRO Energy

Inox Wind Limited has an- nounced that it has bagged an order for a 100 MW wind pow- er project at Lahori, in the state of Madhya Pradesh from Ostro Inox will supply and install 50 units of its advanced 2MW DFIG 100 rotor dia Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) for Ostro Energy, on a turnkey basis. The 100 rotor dia WTG has one of the highest swept areas, that makes it ideally suited to max- imise returns, especially in low wind areas. Inox Wind will be responsible for the entire project lifecycle, from development and con- struction to commissioning and has also been contracted to un-

dertake operations and mainte- nance services of the project for

a multi year period, post com-

missioning. The 100 MW project will be a part of the “Inox Wind Park” of 200 MW capacity at La- hori, one of many such “Wind Parks” being developed by Inox across the country. At each such wind park, Inox Wind is providing its customers with end to end solutions includ- ing wind resource assessment, building the power evacuation system, acquiring land, develop- ing the entire site infrastructure, supplying the WTGs, erection and commissioning services as well as long term operations and maintenance services.

“These orders have further boosted Inox’s strong order book

with major IPPs in India. Ostro enjoys a position of pride in In- dia’s renewable energy space. We are happy that Ostro has expressed faith in Inox’s technol- ogy, capabilities and services and we look forward to strengthen- ing this relationship further in the future. We are very pleased to partner Ostro in providing clean, sustainable and renewa- ble power to the society at large, and contributing to the nation’s development in an environmen- tally responsible manner” said Mr. Kailash Tarachandani, Chief Executive Officer of Inox Wind Limited in his statement.

“The 100 MW Lahori project is Ostro Energy’s first project in Madhya Pradesh. It has a challenging completion time- line but we are confident that Inox will deliver the project safely, timely and of top notch quality. We look forward to building a long and fruit- ful relationship with Inox on the strong foundation of the successful project in MP. This project is another building block in Ostro’s commitment to clean energy and its goal to reach 800 MW operating capacity in next three years” Ranjit Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of Ostro Energy, said in his statement.

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Global demand for energy is expected to increase by more than 35% by 2040: ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited shared a perspective on effective lubrication prac- tices and the need for guide- lines on industrial lubrication in India’. Every year ExxonMobil produces an ‘Outlook for En- ergy’ report - ‘The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040’, which provides a window to the future of the world’s ener- gy needs. The Outlook for En- ergy is used to guide strategies and investments at ExxonMo- bil. One of the key findings of this report is the essential role that energy efficiency will play in the future to help solve ener- gy challenges. Companies in the industrial sector are increasingly looking at new technologies to reduce their energy usage. One oppor- tunity for energy conservation that is often overlooked in in- dustrial facilities isthe technol- ogy behind the lubricant used. Lubricants are often considered as a negligible contributor to- wards the annual profitability of the plant. This is because of lack of appropriate awareness and quantification methods that capture benefits associat- ed with the proper usage of a lubricant. ExxonMobil defines Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) as an effective way to consoli- date key benefits. The concept

attempts to cover the complete set of cost components from ‘Purchase to Disposal’. TCO comprises capital expenses in- curred in acquiring and install- ing the equipment as well as operating expenses including operating cost, maintenance and repair, downtime cost, en- ergy cost, environment cost, routine and overtime labor, training and disposal cost etc. High performance lubricants with significant energy effi- ciency benefits have the ability to achieve potential savings in energy, operation and mainte- nance costs in Indian industry. According to Dan Kellen, Global Industrial Product Tech- nology Manager, ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants and Speciali- ties Marketing Company, “The science of tribology is growing and will become increasingly important in the future be- cause of constantly increasing demands of improved efficien- cy from the industry. The lubri- cants of the future have to be more environmentally adapted with a higher level of perfor- mance, and lower total life cy- cle cost (LCC) than commonly used lubricants today. Looking to the future, the trend is to- ward lubricants and base oils with even higher purity, lower volatility and longer life.”

ExxonMobil continuously analyzes trends that will impact the industrial landscape and also evaluates lubricant tech- nologies and services that will be needed in the future.Our relationship with equipment builders has given us the kind of inputs required specifically for investing in R&D to intro- duce new products with new technologies. In turn, we have made sure that our mutual cus- tomers’, i.e. our customers and our equipment builder custom- ers are benefitted from this. Mr Glen Sharkowicz, Asia Pacific Industrial Lubricants Marketing Manager, Exxon- Mobil Fuels & Lubricants said, “Using energy efficient lubri- cants will enable manufac- turing facilities to operate at maximum efficiency at optimal cost. Whether for gearboxes, engines or hydraulic systems, energy efficient lubricants are available, and with upto 6% efficiency improvement having been proven in some applica- tions, they can be a very smart investment.Improving energy efficiency by utilizing energy efficient lubricants has helped ExxonMobil customers reduce carbon footprint, increase pro- ductivity and reduce overall op- erating costs.”

Along with high performance lubricants implementation of sound lubrication practices including preventative main- tenance and monitoring pro- grams are key to help extract peak performance and maxi- mum value. Effective lubrica- tion practices play a valuable role in improving equipment performance, and therefore overall equipment effective- ness. To minimize the risk of unplanned events and to help improve equipment perfor- mance, it is important to de- velop and implement a robust, solutions-oriented lubrication program for operations, which utilizes a combination of high quality products and appropri- ate technical services to better protect and monitor any indus- trial equipment. According to Mr. Shankar Karnik, General Manager In- dustrial, ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt Ltd., Mr. Shankar Karnik, “Validated data of real-time case studies establishes that energy efficient lubricants can help in achieving productivity improvement in various indus- tries. Thus, we feel that there is a need in the industry for guidelines to support energy audit. This will be a step for- warding the right directionfor the lubricant industry in India.”

FortumFinnSurya wins Asian Power Awards 2015 for Indian solar project

FortumFinnSurya Energy Pvt Ltd. has announced that it has been awarded with the prestigious so- lar project of the year award by Asian Power Awards 2015. The award has been given in recog- nition for the development of its 10MW solar PV plant located in Kapeli, a village in Dist. Ujjain,

Madhya Pradesh. It was the first plant to be commissioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase II initiative and developed under the VGF scheme of Solar Energy Corporation of India. “The recognition from Asian Power Awards not only signi-

fies our commitment to India, but also connotes India’s efforts towards building the nation’s solar economy. We are grate- ful to the Indian government, state governments, Solar Ener- gy Corporation of India and all our partners and employees for their continuous support in ena-

bling us to complete the project well before the deadline. We are hopeful that we will continue to utilise innovation and technology drawing from our global know- how and thus contribute to the Indian Government’s efforts in carving a niche for India in the international solar circuit” said

INTERNATIONAL Tata Power reaches the milestone consumer base of 2 Million Tata Power has an-

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INTERNATIONAL Tata Power reaches the milestone consumer base of 2 Million Tata Power has an- the

Tata Power reaches the milestone consumer base of 2 Million

Tata Power has an-

the ‘Right to choose’ their

nounced that the Compa-

preferred power sup-

ny

has increased its con-

plier. To continue in its

sumer base to two million

endeavour to benefit its

consumers in FY15, achieving 6.18 lakh con- sumers in Mumbai and over 14.4 lakh in Delhi.

Mumbai consumers, Tata Power will continue to provide the lowest tariff for residential consum-

Living by the vision of its founders, the Company has always been a pioneer

ers consuming up to 300 units and also in various commercial and industrial

in

providing reliable and

categories.

uninterrupted power to

Speaking on this ac-

its

consumers. In line with

complishment, Mr. Anil

its

commitment of light-

Sardana, MD and CEO,

ing up lives, the Company has steadily been adding

Tata Power, stated, “Tata Power has been a part

consumers across cate- gories due to its diligent customer service and the most competitive tariff of- fering to consumers with

of India’s growth story for a 100 years now. Our journey over the years has been incredible and eventful, and we are

a

monthly consumption

thrilled to have reached

of

up to 300 units.

the milestone of 2 million

The increased Mumbai consumer base of 6.18 lakhs was aided by the

consumers on our cente- nary year of operations. We wish to remain a rel-

addition of 19,000 direct and 1,05,711 changeover consumers during FY15.

evant part of the grow- ing Incredible India story, and reach new heights

In Delhi, Tata Power has a

registered consumer base of 14.4 lakh, spanning across an area of 510 sq. km. in Northern and

North Western Delhi. Tata Power has always enabled Mumbaikars with

through constant inno- vation, and excellent ser- vices. We are extremely proud and happy to have achieved this milestone and stay committed to delivering superior servic- es at competitive prices.”

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CG wins INR 300 crore of orders from Power Grid for transmission equipments

Avantha Group Company CG has announced that it has bagged INR 300 crores of or- ders from Power Grid, the larg- est transmission utility in India for supply, erection, testing and commissioning of power transformers at various substa- tions across India. The orders include 765kV transformers for the Chittorgarh and Ajmer substations, both part of the Green Energy Corridor, an in- itiative by the Government of India to facilitate evacuation of renewable energy into the national grid. CG has also bagged orders for the supply of 400kV transformers and re- actors to Power Grid, a large part of which is meant for the Green Energy Corridor, for the evacuation of Solar Power to the 400kV grid in addition to system strengthening projects. The transformers and reactors will be commissioned at Pow-

er Grid substations in Kunta, Madhugiri, Narendra, Silchar, Mandola, Manesar, Panchkula and Damoh. The scope of work for these orders won during the first quarter of FY 15-16 include design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erec- tion, testing, commissioning and associated civil works. The project commissioning sched- ule is between the 4th quarter of FY 15-16 and 4th quarter of FY 16-17. CG won these orders beating stiff global competition, with its technological capabilities to provide optimal solutions to its customer. With the contin- ued thrust of the Indian Gov- ernment on strengthening the T&D network, CG with its vast experience and complete port- folio of products and solutions across the voltage class is well positioned to serve the market needs. The transformers once

commissioned will strengthen the national grid and help in the evacuation of green energy. The Indian Government is expected to invest INR 1 tril- lion over the next one year to strengthen the power trans- mission system in the coun- try and CG with its complete range of UHV products namely Transformers, Reactors, Cur- rent Transformers, Capacitive Voltage Transformers, Circuit Breakers and Surge Arresters, is well poised to support the initiative. CG has played an integral role in building the national transmission system, be it in its transition to 765kV or now with the integration of renewable energy in the national grid. CG assumes an even more important role as a key stakeholder to Power Grid in its mission to establish the Green Energy Corridor in the country.

Commenting on the major win, Avantha Group Com- pany CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Mr. Laurent Demor- tier, said, “We thank Power Grid for their continued trust in our products and techno- logical expertise. Our indige- nous technology, customised solutions and high quality equipments define our value proposition. A robust UHV in- frastructure will be the key to the future of the power sector in India and CG has displayed its superiority in manufactur- ing and supplying high quality equipments that make us the partner of choice to build the national transmission back- bone. The CG edge is in pro- viding the necessary support to utilities with solutions that offer a technological advan- tage backed by high efficien- cy, reliability and low life-cycle cost”.

Disruptive small-scale hydropower technology is set to make first steps in India

Despite the high output of small-scale hydropower pro- jects (from 500w Pico up to 100kW Micro), they often fail to materialise because of site constraints such as water flow and height differential that render projects unfea- sible. Many opportunities have been missed because conventional hydro does not operate efficiently with a fall of less than 3m. This is all now a thing of the past with the advent of a technology that takes advan- tage of the rotational power

of earth: The Kouris Centri Turbine (or KCT for short) can operate with a minimum fall height of just 0.6m while be- ing very efficient under low loads. KCT takes advantage of Earth’s rotational force (Co- riolis force), just like a kitch- en sink, to achieve more efficient output and more importantly the ability to produce power from sites that traditional technologies could not take advantage of. With this disruptive ability, a number of additional advan-

tages are also very appealing:

“KCT is extremely efficient, durable, and portable. The design offers such versatility that it’s hard to believe that many features were the re- sult of serendipity.” explains KapaLamda MD, Spyros Lys- soudis. Having completed two sites in Australia and the first com- mercial installation in Greece, India is the first stop of the Australian-Greek led KCT in- itiative. Lyssoudis adds: “We believe we can really help with the India’s goal to lower

production cost, to increase reliability and maximize local capacity opportunities and that is why we are currently growing our partnership net- work in India”. Paul Kouris, the inventor of the technology explains: “We find that the technology is so different that experienced engineers are astounded by the physics behind it. We had to develop www.KCThydro- power.com, an online guide that explains things in more detail so that most questions can be addressed early on.”

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INDIA Suzlon delivers 205 MW volume with 15.3 % EBITDA margin Suzlon Group has announced its

Suzlon delivers 205 MW volume with 15.3 % EBITDA margin

Suzlon Group has announced its results for the first quarter

competitive advantage to en- hance our market share.”

 

crs against negative EBIT- DA of Rs 224 in Q4 FY15;

Madhya Pradesh. Suzlon will install 43 WTGs of

(Q1) of financial year 2015-16

Mr. Kirti Vagadia, Group Head

Normalized EBIT margin

S97_120m Hybrid Tow-

(FY16).

of

Finance, Suzlon Group said,

improves to 11.3% in Q1

• Consolidated Net Debt

Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said: “Our Q1 performance reflects our turn- around journey. Our strategic vision incorporates the gov-

“We demonstrated strong op- erational performance after ad- dressing our liquidity challenges

and delivered strong EBIDTA margin of 15.3% on 205 MW

FY16 with EBIT of Rs. 175 crs against negative YoY and QoQ EBIT Debt

er with rated capacity of 2.1MW each

• 99MW order win from Mytrah Energy project in Telangana. Suzlon will

ernment’s renewable energy

in

the first quarter. Q1 witnessed

install 47 WTGs of the S97_120m Hybrid Tow-

• Another order from Re-

target of 175 GW by 2022 and the conducive policy land- scape.

significant reduction in debt and interest costs. Our key priority is to execute strong order book

(Excl. FCCB) down to Rs. 7,010 crs from Rs 14,821crs as of 31st March 2015

• Interest cost down by 36%

er with rated capacity of 2.1MW each

With our technology pedi-

of

1107 MW and maintain mo-

QoQ

 

New Power for 90.30 MW

gree, comprehensive product

mentum in the order intake.”

Liquidity

project in Andhra Pradesh

portfolio and over 14GW of global installations, we are well

Cash and cash equivalent in excess of Rs. 3,000 crs

to install 43 WTGS of S97_90m hub height with

positioned to seize the market

Key Updates:

Strong liquidity position to

rated capacity of 2.1MW

opportunities in India and oth- er core markets. We introduced

1. Financial Performance:

capitalize on growth op- portunities

Key priorities for Suzlon Group:

the next generation turbine,

Revenues

 

• Focus on the Indian market

the S111 - 2.1 MW for the

• Suzlon Wind Rs. 1542 crs

2.

Order Intake:

 

as well as North America,

Indian market that is special-

in Q1 FY16

Net Order intake at 188 MW,

China and Brazil

ly designed for low wind sites

• Delivered highest quarterly

up 28% YoY, 69% QoQ

 

• Focus on leveraging tech-

generating 20% higher energy compared to S97. This year, we

volumes (205 MW) in India since FY12

Order Book stands at 1.1 GW worth Rs. 6,839 crs

nology to reduce cost of energy

expect to supply 100 turbines

• Operating Performance

 

• Remain focused to deliver

of the S111. Our pan-India

• Normalized EBITDA margin

3.

Order wins:

best-in-class service

presence and 1700 customers

improved to 15.3% in Q1

90MW

order

by

Re-

• Investment to further build

across all segments give us the

FY16; EBITDA of Rs.237

New Power for project in

our wind project pipeline

Brij releases whitepaper on ‘Considerations for Selection of EVA Encapsulants’

Since decades, photo- voltaic modules have been encapsulated with

that not only meets the required quality expec- tations but also is price

Crosslinked Ethylene Vi- nyl Acetate (EVA) sheets as they still provide the most optimal solution for packaging solar cells with the required degree of environmental protec-

competitive. Brij has released its latest white paper on ‘Consid- erations for selection of EVA Encapsulants’ which discusses on some of the important parameters of

tion. In the current Indian

a

product that physical-

price sensitive scenario, it

ly

holds module compo-

is

important for manufac-

nents in place ensuring

turers to carefully choose

reliable module perfor-

a bill of material (BOM)

mance for over 25 years.

Hero Future Energies commissions 10 MW solar plant in Karnataka

Hero Future Energies (HFE) has announced thhe com- missioning of a 10 MW solar power project, spread over 50 acres of land in Chitra- doorga district of Karnataka. Rahul Munjal, Manag- ing Director, Hero Future Energies while affirming this commencement men- tioned, “We are happy to announce that we now

have cumulatively commis-

sioned 60 MW of renewa- ble energy projects in this state. We believe Karnataka offers exciting opportunities

for growth in renewable en- ergy space.” Sunil Jain, CEO, Hero Fu- ture Energies said, “We have deployed the best-in-class technologies and once again demonstrated our ability to complete the project ahead of schedule. This project was executed by Clean Solar Power, Hiriyur team in India and is estimated to gener- ate approximately 17 million units of electricity annually, which is sufficient to light twenty thousand house- holds.”

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Schneider Electric India launches its full suite of Smart Homes solutions

Schneider Electric has an- nounced the launch of its full suite of integrated Smart Home solutions to provide end to end solutions for multi-dwelling & independent home owners. This Smart Home Solution en- compasses home automation, wiring devices, final distribution, safety & energy management technologies that capture mas- sive efficiencies across the value chain. As India seeks to manage urbanization, digitisation, & the rise of disposable incomes as well as heightened middle-class expectations via ambitious hous- ing and infrastructure develop- ment plans on the one hand, while on the other, pressures from land constraints, paucity of modern infrastructure and inadequate energy supplies are expected to exacerbate. In such an economically volatile scenar- io, smart and sustainable homes can be expected to be the need

of the hour as well as a valuable investment for the future. Elaborating on the Smart Home suite of solutions, Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice-President, Buildings & Partner Business – Schneider Electric Global, said, “The launch of integrated Smart Homes ensure a further strengthening of our position as a global specialist in energy management and automation. The core of smart homes is the fast-growing network of intelli- gently connected devices, ma- chines and objects, which we call the “Internet of Things”. Energy-efficient technologies for homes, buildings and ve- hicles can save upto $15 bil- lion worth of energy annually. Through smart metering India can save $20 billion per year by 2025. Collectively, the applica- tion of all these technologies can have an economic impact

of $50 billion to $95 billion per year in 2025 for India.” In the coming decade, ur- banisation, digitisation and in- dustrialisation will be the three main drivers requiring modern infrastructure. Given its global expertise in energy management & automation solutions, Schnei- der Electric is the only company ideally positioned to offer one- stop-shop design, supply and after-sales service through its strong partner network. Its com- prehensive Smart Homes suite of- fer includes Lighting Room Con- trol (LRC), Wiring Devices (WD), Surveillance and Security, Final Distribution (FD), Energy Man- agement and Renewable Energy options. The protocols supported will include all the popular ones, including KNX, Zigbee and Mod- bus. Tying all of these together and placing unmatched power & convenience in the hands of the home-owner, is a specially devel-

oped app that can reside on any smartphone or tablet. Emphasizing the importance of sustainable and value-pro- tected Smart Homes in light of the growing economic insecuri- ties in today’s environment, Mr Shrinivas Chebbi, Vice President, Partner & Buildings – Schneider Electric India, said, “Although Smart Homes may require a one-time initial investment, en- hanced security, comfort and convenience leads to value in the long run. Retrofitting exist- ing homes with Smart solutions can cost much less – in some cases, only one-hundredth the cost of a newly-constructed Smart Home. These offer mul- tiple benefits that recover their extra costs within a few years.” Mr Chebbi also added that “In a price sensitive market like India value for money and the security and stability of one’s investment is paramount. “

Su-Kam Power Systems provides smart & innovative solar power solutions to state of Haryana

Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. has announced that it is working towards offering cutting-edge solar solution to the residents of Haryana. This is in line with the state government’s initiative to encourage people to switch to solar to help improve the power situation in the state. Su-Kam has till date success- fully implemented some major projects in Gurgaon with an aim of solarising the city and the en- tire state. Key among them are 100KWp in State Bank Acade- my (SBA), 90kwp in Engineering India Limited (EIL) and 70kwp in NHPC in Faridabad.

Su-Kam has been allotted a 1 MW project in Haryana by SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India). Under this the compa- ny has completed 100KWp in State Bank Academy (SBA), 150 KWP Grid-tie solar plants in two sites of IFFCO and 150 KWP so- lar plants in the parking area of ITM University, Gurgaon. Some of the on-going projects are 65 Kwp at Jagatjeet Industries Ltd in Gurgaon and another 135 KWp in Rani Polymers, Manesar Gurgaon. Mr. Kunwer Sachdev, Manag- ing Director, Su-Kam said, “At Su-Kam we have always be-

lieved that uninterrupted pow- er solutions could hold the key to the progress for an emerg- ing economy like India. Solar Power is the best suited energy source for India and solar en- ergy sector has been growing rapidly in the recent years. To make the state of Haryana a solar state is what we aim at and these initiatives are taken in the same direction.” 150 KWP Grid-tie solar plants in two sites of IFFCO Under this project Su-Kam in- stalled a 50 KWP solar power plant in Sardar Patel Bhavan in sector 32, Gurgaon and a 100

KWP solar plant in the parking area of IIFCO tower in Sector 29, Gurgaon. The 50 KWP grid-tie solar power plants on the rooftop of Sardar Patel Bhavan will generate approximately one lakh five thousand units of en- ergy per year which will then be converted to a saving of nearly Rs. 6, 30,000 in a year. Similarly, the 100 KWP grid-tie solar plants in the parking area of IFFCO tower will generate approximately two lakh five thousand units per year and a saving of nearly RS. 12,60,000 per annum.

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INTERNATIONAL Vikram Solar collaborates with UK’s largest electrical wholesaler Vikram Solar has announced that it has

Vikram Solar collaborates with UK’s largest electrical wholesaler

Vikram Solar has announced that it has teamed up with Edmund- son Electrical Greentech. As part of the collaboration between the two companies, Edmundson Electrical Greentech has added Vikram Solar’s photovoltaic mod- ules to its product range. The supply agreement covers Eldora Ultima modules with a total an- nual output of around 25 MW. Founded over 200 years ago, Edmundson Electrical boasts some of the most extensive experience of any wholesaler in its field. The company has launched its special brand for renewable energy, Greentech, in 24 locations across the UK.

Andrew Fawcett, Business Development Manager at Ed- mundson Electrical: “Vikram Solar is the ideal partner for us. Not only does the company’s tier 1 status demonstrate its future viability and efficiency, but its Eldora Ultima modules have also been proven to fulfil our strict quality criteria. Last but not least, we were also impressed with the particularly good price-performance ratio and Vikram’s local presence in Europe and especially the UK.” Eldora Ultima modules are available from 250 Wp to 265 Wp and certified to operate in very harsh conditions. The UK’s

PROINSO PV RACK to launch in South Africa

PROINSO has announced that it is set to strengthen its presence and penetra- tion in the South African photovoltaic market with the launch of PROINSO PV RACK. Drawing on a heritage of over 1.7GW across projects worldwide, PROINSO PV RACK is one of simplest roof top structures to as- semble on the PV mar- ket and takes just a few minutes to construct and mount. PROINSO PV RACK will be available to install- ers across South Africa from September 2015. Russell Varty, General Manager at PROINSO Af- rican Solar Energy, com- mented, “The launch of PROINSO PV RACK marks a new era for PROINSO in Southern Africa and we believe this will benefit a diverse range of consum-

ers throughout the region. Southern Africa is an ex- tremely variable solar mar- ket with a need for quality PV equipment together with distributed and sus- tainable supply. PROINSO PV RACK adds exceptional value by offering both ver- satility and usability whilst reducing the risk to the in- staller, this all assists in the successful implementation of PV projects. Mark Ryder, Commercial Director at PROINSO, add- ed, “We are delighted to be launching our newest PV mounting structure kit in to the Southern African residential and commer- cial solar roof top market. Southern Africa is one of the most exciting and emerging PV markets in the world and we are in an extremely strong position to lead the market.”

leading independent renewa- ble energy auditor, OST Energy, confirmed that, at the time of the audit in October 2014, the modules had the highest ef- ficiency at nominal operating cell temperature (NOCT) of any comparable product it had au- dited. “Edmundson Electrical Greentech provides local stock,

service, design and support and is able to quickly and reliably deal with all requests, no mat- ter how big or small, through- out the UK. Our collaboration means that Vikram Solar mod- ules can be quickly delivered for use in projects throughout the country,” adds Davide Marro, Head of Sales & Business Devel- opment at Vikram Solar.

Consul General of India, Mr Raveesh Kumar visits SMA Solar Technology AG

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has announced that Mr. Raveesh Kumar, Consul Gener- al of India, made a visit to SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) on 18th August, 2015. Mr. Kumar discussed the future perspec- tives of the Indian PV mar- ket with SMA’s CEO/CFO Mr. Pierre-Pascal Urbon. Being among the Earth’s re- gions with the most hours of sunshine per year, India is an attractive market for SMA. The demand for energy in this up- and-coming emerging market will continue to grow signifi- cantly in the near future, and photovoltaics will play an im- portant role in satisfying this growing demand. The Indian government has stressed its commitment to providing a cost-effective, clean and sus- tainable energy supply to the country by introducing the Na- tional Solar Mission in 2010. It aims at installing 100 gigawatts of PV power by 2022, thereby considerably increasing solar power’s share of the total en- ergy production in the coming years. “In light of these aspects, we are very pleased to have had the opportunity to discuss the further development of the Indian PV market and the role

of SMA with Mr. Kumar,” said SMA Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pierre-Pascal Urbon. “A reliable and sustainable energy supply is essential for India’s further economic devel- opment. Photovoltaics will be of great importance in this. I am happy to note that SMA, with its high-quality and technologically advanced solutions, is commit- ted to the Indian market and could play an important role in achieving the ambitious solar energy target to ensure the fu- ture energy supply of the coun- try”, stated the Consul General of India Raveesh Kumar. Numerous PV projects have al- ready been launched in India in recent years using SMA inverter technology. In addition to grid- tied PV plants of every size, the stand-alone and PV-diesel-hy- brid solutions developed by SMA play an important role in providing electricity to remote areas without access to the power distribution grid as well as to industrial enterprises in areas with weak electricity sup- ply. SMA is represented with an own sales and service company in India since 2010 and has a market share in India of approx- imately 25%.

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Mr. Shrinivas Chebbi,

Vice-President, Partner and Buildings BU, Schneider Electric India.

“From establishing and sustaining large-scale manufacturing projects to creating a robust power network, the Indian economy will achieve healthy growth levels”

Energetica India talks to Mr. Shrinivas Chebbi, Vice-President, Partner and Buildings BU, Schneider Electric India about Schneider Electric India, its strategies to leverage Make In India Initiative & India as one of the important market of operations.

ENERGETICA INDIA: Please illuminate our readers on Schneider’s global expertise in energy efficiency and management?

MR. SHRINIVAS CHEBBI: Schneider Electric’s smart solutions combine energy and IT in- frastructure to integrate and inter-connect all users (producers, operators, marketers, consumers, etc.) with an end goal to ef- ficiently balance demand and supply over an increasingly complex network. The smart solutions improve service continuity while absorbing increasing demand and peak loads and save energy by up to 30%. We aim at offering smart city solutions through a 5 step approach that delivers the short-term, visible, measurable, low- investment results that cities need. These results include:

• up to 30% energy savings

• up to 15% reduction of water losses

• up to 20% reduction of travel time and traffic delays

• social and economic benefits.

ENERGETICA INDIA: Please elaborate on the way smart technology fits into smart city concept and the way it fits into the context of energy management? MR. SHRINIVAS CHEBBI: The Central govern- ment has definitely focused India’s atten-

govern- ment has definitely focused India’s atten- Government’s ‘Make in India ‘campaign will enable the
govern- ment has definitely focused India’s atten- Government’s ‘Make in India ‘campaign will enable the

Government’s ‘Make in India ‘campaign will enable the country to unlock huge economic potential and create unprecedented employment opportunities

tion on urbanisation and got the ‘smart city’ concept buzzing. Smart city projects essentially involve ICT enabled operation and governance in terms of Waste water management, efficient utilities (power & water), intelligent buildings, efficient transportation, and high safety & security standards of public services. In essence, smart technology makes these cities more efficient, liveable and sustainable, both in the short and long term. Smart systems work for the benefit of the residents as well as the environment. Electric grids, gas and water distribution systems, public and private transport systems, commercial buildings, hospitals, homes – these form the backbone of a city’s efficiency, live-

ability, and sustainability. Done in a step- by-step manner, the improvement and integration of these critical city systems become the cornerstones to make a Smart

City a reality. The cities successfully making the transition to ‘smart’ will be those that improve their critical systems by combining

a bottom-up, systems-centric approach

with a top-down, data-centric one. At

Schneider Electric India we offer this entire gamut of solutions which puts in place the whole smart city value chain. Strengthen- ing our presence further in the smart city space and ensuring best quality products

to our customers always is our aim.

ENERGETICA INDIA: What are Schneider strategies to leverage Make In India Initiative?

MR. SHRINIVAS CHEBBI: Government’s ‘Make

in

India ‘campaign will enable the coun-

try

to unlock huge economic potential and

create unprecedented employment oppor- tunities. From establishing and sustaining large-scale manufacturing projects to cre- ating a robust power network, the Indian economy will achieve healthy growth lev- els. India has to become a manufacturing power house in order to drive the econ- omy and generate many more employ-

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INTERVIEW ment opportunities for the large pool of skilled and unskilled labour available here. The Make

ment opportunities for the large pool of skilled and unskilled labour available here. The Make in India campaign is aimed at achieving this. What is needed from the government now is a healthy business en- vironment; clarity and smooth flow as far as procedural and regulatory processes are concerned, maintaining competitiveness of manufacturing in India, focus on R&D and high tech import etc.

ENERGETICA INDIA: In what way does Schnei- der perceive India & its potential as one of the important market of operations? MR. SHRINIVAS CHEBBI: Schneider sees India as an extremely important market considering the business opportunities and volumes on

offer in the country. We also see a govern- ment at the centre that understands what technology can do to change the lives of the people. The digital transformation that is planned and has started taking place in India is undoubtedly the most exciting de- velopment in a long time. It is an impera- tive need to address multiple challenges facing the nation today: the rapid tsunami of urbanisation, huge strain on the old ex- isting infrastructure and compelling need to shift to a manufacturing economy and do all this ensuring an inclusive growth. We are very excited about the whole mo- mentum that is happening in the country in the technology space. Major players in various sectors understand that technol-

ogy is the key enabler now-a-days. That is resulting in increase in spends in the IT.

ENERGETICA INDIA: What are the company’s plans in regards to investment- Mone- tary & Human Capital in India in upcom- ing 2-5 years? MR. SHRINIVAS CHEBBI: While as a company policy we do not reveal numbers, we can however; state that India is a very impor- tant market for us. With Government of India making robust plans for the country’s development through various campaigns such as Smart city and Digital India, Sch- neider Electric is looking forward to join hands to facilitate the initiatives and make investments in every form

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INTERVIEW Mr. Pete Kostic Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Xcell Automation, Inc “The X3 is designed for

Mr. Pete Kostic

Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Xcell Automation, Inc

“The X3 is designed for sustainable flexibility so customers can have as many processing capabilities possible in a single machine for a longer period of time, compared to other stringers”

Energetica India talks to Mr. Pete Kostic, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Xcell Automation, Inc about the ongoing trends in India’s Solar Sector, X3 solar cell stringer, Future goals & Recent achievements.

ENERGETICA INDIA: What are the current trends in India’s solar industry? MR. PETE KOSTIC: The Indian market is very active, thanks to new players entering the market and already-established EPC com- panies expanding their value chain into module production. We currently see more interest in 4BB technology so it seems that the market is beginning to transition from 3 BB to 4 BB in solar module manufactur- ing. Although, the shift to 4BB is still slow due to the limited amount of 4BB cells available from the cell manufacturers. For automated stringing equipment, it seems the module manufacturers are looking for flexibility. Since everyone strives to offer and make a high efficient solar module, our team at Xcell Automa- tion developed the X3 solar cell stringer. The X3 is designed for sustainable flex- ibility so customers can have as many processing capabilities possible in a sin- gle machine for a longer period of time,

compared to other stringers. The X3 can process 2/3/4/5 busbar cells and half cells. It was designed with these requirements in mind and therefore changes over times are very short.

ENERGETICA INDIA: Please share with us some of the recent past achievements of Xcell in India? MR. PETE KOSTIC: Xcell Automation is the result of the management buyout (MBO) of Komax Solar. Even though Xcell Au- tomation is a new company with a new name, most Komax Solar customers will not notice much of a change. Our team was one of the first stringer manufactur- ers to supply automated stringing equip- ment in India. Since our first installation, we have earned the trust of our customers as a reliable and dependable partner for their automation needs. We are honored that some of the largest players in the In- dian solar module market are exclusively

using Xcell Automation stringers and we like to thank them for their continued sup- port and trust.

ENERGETICA INDIA: What are the goals of the company over the next 2-3 years? MR. PETE KOSTIC: The solar market is show- ing strong growth indicators for the fore- seeable future. Even if Japan slows down, other regions are showing very aggressive growth opportunities. Our goal at XA is to continue our tradition and reputation as the innovator and trend setter in the in- dustry, to be prepared for what the market may require in terms of geographical pres- ence or technology shifts.

ENERGETICA INDIA: What kind of challenges are you facing in India and Globally? MR. PETE KOSTIC: Everybody in the industry is under constant cost pressure. Continuous improvements and cost reductions to our product offering is essential

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Mr. Ruchir Panwar

Business Head, Green Factory Building, Mahindra Susten Private Limited

“With ‘Make in India’ bringing in large format Industrial Parks and manufacturing SEZs, 100 Smart Cities and 500 AMRUT cities, there is clearly a tremendous opportunity for sustainable development in this country”

opportunity for sustainable development in this country” Energetica India talks to Mr. Ruchir Panwar, Business Head,

Energetica India talks to Mr. Ruchir Panwar, Business Head, Green Factory Building, Mahindra Susten Private Limited about Mahindra Susten, opportunities for sustainable development in India, AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission & Housing for all initiatives.

Smart Cities Mission & Housing for all initiatives. E NERGÉTICA I NDIA : What kind of
Smart Cities Mission & Housing for all initiatives. E NERGÉTICA I NDIA : What kind of

ENERGÉTICA INDIA: What kind of services does Mahindra Susten offer in “Build Solutions”? MR. RUCHIR PANWAR: The “Build Solutions” vertical was established based on the focus of Mahindra, as a Company, on Clean-Tech and Sustainability for its operations across all group companies. We felt the need to go beyond “Green” and focus on Sustain- ability in a larger context as a ‘holistic’ ap- proach. Understanding the complexities of the construction industry and the frag- mented, sequential processes from design to construction where sustainability gets ‘lost in translation’, Mahindra Susten of- fers ‘Sustainable Design-Build’ solutions for Industrial, Logistics, Hospitality, Health- care, Institutional and Affordable Housing sectors. Sustainability is key to all our pro- cesses during construction and establishing the design parameters for the facility and its systems during operation, addressing the complete ‘life-cycle’ of the plant or build- ing.In addition, on the need or requirement of the client, the design can incorporate ‘active systems’ for enhanced energy effi- ciency further reducing the energy and car- bon footprint of the plant or building. The entire project is audited and a sus- tainability report is generated at the end of each project, as it is our internal require- ment for measurability and tracking of our ‘sustainability goals’ and the same can be shared with our clients.

ENERGÉTICA INDIA: What kind of opportuni- ties do you foresee for sustainable de- velopment in India? MR. RUCHIR PANWAR: The opportunities are tremendous; being a developing country we can take advantage of learning from the mistakes of the developed world and get it right the first time. The challenge is that we have to carefully select what works for us and develop our own sys- tems specific to our economic, cultural and climatic / environmental needs. We are an ‘infrastructure starved’ country hence we have become the pioneers of ‘jugaad’ but now the combination of this entrepreneurial and innovative ability with the backing of the government there is a very real possibility of a sea change in the socio-economic landscape of India. All that is required now is to follow this up with an approach and attitude to develop this sustainably. With ‘Make in India’ bringing in large format Industrial Parks and manufacturing SEZs, 100 Smart Cities and 500 AMRUT cities, there is clearly a tremendous oppor- tunity for sustainable development in this country.

WHERE DOES Mahindra Susten see itself in Prime Minister’s missions-Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart Cities Mission and Housing for all? MR. RUCHIR PANWAR: Mahindra Susten will be participating as a ‘last mile service pro- vider’ for sustainable build or design-build solutions from infrastructure to plants and buildings to affordable housing require- ments. We shall also participate with our group companies, taking advantage of our synergies, for a larger scope as Mahindra & Mahindra for integrated, end to end ser- vices and solutions.

ENERGÉTICA INDIA: What kind of factors/ele- ments need to be considered to make a city “smart” and “sustainable”? MR. RUCHIR PANWAR: The concept of a “smart” city is an evolving one and cur- rently there seem to be multiple ‘under- standings’ of what makes a city “smart” with technology being the forerunner amongst these. We at Mahindra Susten understand the importance of technol- ogy as an ‘enabler’ to achieve the broader planning goals based on the needs and

to achieve the broader planning goals based on the needs and Mahindra Susten will be participating
to achieve the broader planning goals based on the needs and Mahindra Susten will be participating

Mahindra Susten will be participating as a ‘last mile service provider’ for sustainable build or design-build solutions from infrastructure to plants and buildings to affordable housing requirements

aspirations of communities. Using tech- nology to make the city more liveable, generating lesser waste and subsequently pollution, reducing the energy footprint through higher planning and operational efficiencies resulting in accrual of savings of resources and a lesser need for infra- structure resulting in a lesser impact on the environment. Information Technology can further bring the city and its systems to the fingertips of the citizen to cater to ever changing indi- vidual needs and requirements with quick response times. The technology platforms duly interfaced with the city’s infrastruc- ture such as roads, services networks, public transport, healthcare facilities, gov- ernment agencies, law enforcement agen- cies right up to disaster management and emergency response teams, can then al- low for an efficient and effective city wide management to provide a safe, secure, clean and healthy environment for every individual in the city. Big data and the right analytics will allow the city to ‘know’ where each individual is and what he or she needs and respond to them immedi- ately in a manner that is cognizant of their security and privacy. The use of technology judiciously, its in- tegration with the city’s ‘brick and mortar’ infrastructure for seamless, efficient, real time monitoring and operations, planned to include every individual of the commu- nity, in the context of local culture and cli- mate, is what will make a city “smart” and “sustainable”.

ENERGÉTICA INDIA: How can sustainable smart cities help India achieve a better standard of living for its citizens?

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MR. RUCHIR PANWAR: Sustainability is a key to having clean air, clean water, toxin free food and an overall healthy stress free liv- ing. Sustainable Smart Cities can trans- form not just the urban environment but also the surrounding areas and satellite towns in their vicinity. Instead of being high resource consumers, which adversely impacts the regions around the city, they can be resource ‘harnessing’ centres that have a positive impact instead. The finan- cial resources available for investment in these urban centres are considerable and can support the development of new technology and systems that truly address sustainability as a holistic approach in the economic, cultural and environmental contexts. Then surely the ‘quality’ of life, in the area of ‘influence’ of such Smart Cit- ies, will improve greatly.

ENERGÉTICA INDIA: What kind of role do you see technology and renewable energy playing in smart cities? MR. RUCHIR PANWAR: Technology and renew- able energy, both will play very key roles in the design, planning and management of the infrastructure systems. Renewable energy will enable the city to ‘harness’ en- ergy directly within the city and with smart technology, distribute and manage it effi- ciently. Imagine the amount of solar ener- gy that can be harnessed from the roofs of stadiums, exhibition centres, railway sta- tions, large government facilities and even inter and intra city bus stops! Similarly the potential for rainwater harvesting! Technology will have to be applied at multiple levels right from the bottom up with the development of new systems for the city’s infrastructure which are sustain- able or at the least ‘environment friendly’ to the top down ‘at your fingertips’ power of smart-tech to select or choose what you require from the city’s support infrastruc- ture. In the middle it will take the form of integrated ‘remote monitoring’ and ‘real-time management’ platforms. The ‘Big-data’ analytics of the operational in- formation gathered from these platforms will provide insights into consumption pat- terns, peak times, lean times, etc. critical to developing strategies for the city wide management of resources and subsequent targeted investment in the city’s future growth

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Mr. Sishir Goel

Vice-President-Technology & Marketing, Brij Encapsulants (India)

& Marketing, Brij Encapsulants (India) “A good quality encapsulant would not only lead to better

“A good quality encapsulant would not only lead to better and longer module performance but also ensure healthy plant operation with lower failure rates and higher return on investments”

Energetica India talks to Mr. Sishir Goel, VP-Technology and Marketing of Brij Encapsulants (India) to understand the market.

ENERGETICA INDIA. Please introduce our readers to the EVA Encapsulants of Brij. MR. SHISHIR GOEL. Brij, India’s first and lead- ing manufacturer of EVA Encapsulants, started production in the year 2011 in its fully automated production facility, equipped with over 50,000 sq. metres. of EVA warehousing capability to serve im- mediate needs of its customers. Backed by its 30 years of EVA processing experience, the company has since been experiencing exponential growth in volumes owing to its growing base of satisfied customers, top quality manufacturing practices and strict control mechanisms.

ENERGETICA INDIA. Please elaborate on the importance of investing in Good Quality EVA Encapsulants. MR. SHISHIR GOEL. Encapsulants are one of the most important components of so- lar module. They physically hold module components in place, provide electrical

insulation, reduce moisture ingress, op- tically couple superstrate materials (e.g., glass) to PV cells, protect components from mechanical stress and protect ma- terials from corrosion. In short, they en- sure module performance, durability and life of over 25 years. A good quality encapsulant would not only lead to bet- ter and longer module performance but also ensure healthy plant operation with lower failure rates and higher return on investments.

ENERGETICA INDIA. What are the Parameters to be considered while choosing EVA Encapsulants? M R . S HISHIR G OEL . To ensure all that is men- tioned above, Encapsulants must adhere well to all surfaces, remain compliant, and transmit light after exposure to tempera- ture, humidity, and UV radiation histories. Some of the important parameters worth considering are optical coupling, electri-

cal isolation, mechanical strength, thermal conduction amongst others.

ENERGETICA INDIA. What have been the re- cent good and bad developments for the EVA Encapsulant Industry in India? MR. SHISHIR GOEL. The recent excise duty ex- emption came as a sigh of relief for the In- dian encapsulant industry, otherwise ailing from the inverted duty tax structure. Stiff price competition from low quality imports still poses some concerns for quality Indian manufacturers.

ENERGETICA INDIA. What are the company’s plans for the next 2-3 years? MR. SHISHIR GOEL. Maintaining product quality and ensuring customer satisfaction forms the heart of Brij’s business practices. Having said that, we see immense potential in the Indian Solar manufacturing industry and we are very positive in our mind regarding long-term ex- pansion plans & growth projections

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INTERVIEW Mr. Shankar Karnik General Manager- Industrial, ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited “The total energy demand

Mr. Shankar Karnik

General Manager- Industrial, ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited

“The total energy demand is projected to rise by about 35 percent through the year 2040. However, in upcoming 25 years, we expect industrial energy demand growth to shift towards the rest of the developing world as China’s economy matures”

Energetica India talks to Mr. Shankar Karnik, General Manager- Industrial, ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited about ExxonMobil’s “The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040”.

ENERGETICA INDIA: Please tell our readers about ExxonMobil’s “The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040”? MR. SHANKAR KARNIK: The Outlook for En- ergy is an investment of ExxonMobil to understand and analyse the energy needs around the globe. The way we go about this, is that we analyse energy demand versus supply in more than 100 economies around the globe, and we also look at 15 different types of fuels (sources of energy) which can make an impact in terms of en- ergy supply-demand around the world. So, the Outlook also looks at upcoming three decades and ExxonMobil comes up with this update on yearly basis considering the changing environment, energy supply-de- mand. This is the key aspect that has been analysed in Outlook for Energy. The latest edition has come out recently. The key as- pect is that we have gone further in deep understanding of specific geographies of the world, with Asia-Pacific in focus. The energy demands in Non-OECD countries have been led by China & India. India, be- ing one of the key markets, considering India would grow over next three decades. It becomes an important aspect to gain better understanding of energy needs of the country and the supply capability

around the world, so the Indian economy grows. So, these are the aspects that are analysed in the report in terms of country perspective.

ENERGETICA INDIA: Considering India as key market howhas the energy requirement of India accelerated at present as per the Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040? MR. SHANKAR KARNIK: When you consider the shifting dynamics, two keys factors comes into play here, one is the Economic Growth, propelled by the consumption in the coun- try, which is again you need to consider the population. India, being a populous country, is expected to take over China by the year 2030 in terms of population. Our understanding is that China would pla- teau in terms of no. of 1.4 billion by 2030, while India would continue to grow and then, become the world’s most populous country, with an anticipated 1.6 billion people by 2040, which in itself is a signifi- cant area for energy consumption. Why it is important? Look at our living standards today, considering emerging economy and the middle class forms a significant part of the total population, which ensures pur- chasing of wants, rather reaching out to creating wealth for satisfying their needs.

So, middle class would then be the signifi- cant consuming class in economies. That’s

why, it is a significant factor covered in the report as well. Beyond this, as we look at energy demands from various economies

& geographies, China & India are leading.

Besides that, a set of countries hailing from Mexico, Brazil & some of the African

countries as well, which are emerging are expected to consume energy and will form

a significant part in overall economics of

energy supply-demand globally in years to come.

ENERGETICA INDIA: The Report talks of emerging economies in terms of en- ergy supply-demand. In what ways, can the increasing demands be met without hampering the present supply-demand chain? MR. SHANKAR KARNIK: In terms of India as one of the economies, India is net importer of energy. A significant portion of energy re- quirements of the country is met by oil and gas, which again is obtained and explored, India is in deficit vis-a-vis demand. If you look at the broader region, the Asia-Pacific region, again most of the economies there are consuming energy rather than having geographical sources for obtaining energy.

The consumption is far going to exceed the source. So, Asia-Pacific in terms of region is going to be significant in terms of lever- aging technology to process hydrocarbon. From the supply side, the dependency will be on some of the conventional sources of energy and there is we will see that coal will be a significant contributor to meeting energy supply in the year 2040. Basically, due to two major reasons, one the pollu- tion requirements, that is difficult to man- age & other is that the coal reserves are going down. So, these are two factors that should bring down consumption of coal. It has to replace with some of the clean fuels such as natural gas. We expect natural gas to increase to 60 percent over the current levels by 2040. At the same time, solar & wind energy are going to see more signifi- cant growth, may be in double digits in comparison to current lower base. Sources like nuclear will also play an important role in terms of meeting the requirements of energy, electricity specifically, around the economies. We have seen government policies which support bringing in more nuclear resources to convert to electricity. More investments have been witnessed in renewable sources, solar and wind specifi- cally. These are very positive signs, because industry as a whole consumes 30 percent of primary energy and caters to above nearly 50 percent of total electricity de- mand. The source is important at the same time need for energy significantly impact- ed by energy efficient technologies which is key enabler to ensure demand is kept below certain limits. These are the key fac- tors required to be considered- Population, Growth & Economy, fuelled by industrial growth, fuelled by manufacturing. Energy efficiency is going to play an important role in ensuring that the energy demand- supply chain is kept under the limits.

ENERGETICA INDIA: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has recently come out with Draft National Renewable En- ergy Act, 2015. How does ExxonMobil see this development thus encouraging wind & solar power in making India as an energy efficient economy? MR. SHANKAR KARNIK: When it comes to wind & solar sector, we are quite well positioned in terms of our presence in technologi- cal terms. The products, we deliver to the

industry and services we offered to wind sector specifically, we are proud of our product range. Basically, it commands over 40,000 wind turbines around the world. It’s a significant achievement. We have rich experience to cater to the industry. So, it gives a confidence to enhance pro- ductivity. We have sustainable offer for the wind industry. In solar, in terms of hydrau- lic mechanism are fully catered by leading Mobil products. Renewable energy devel- opment in any which ways is an extremely exciting development and we are watchful about it.

ENERGETICA INDIA: With The Outlook for En- ergy: A View to 2040, where does Exx- onMobil see itself as industry leader in upcoming three decades? MR. SHANKAR KARNIK: We have been serving the needs of the industry for more than 125 years. The brand has been delivering on technology promised to our customers

has been delivering on technology promised to our customers ExxonMobil’s innovative products and services help deliver
has been delivering on technology promised to our customers ExxonMobil’s innovative products and services help deliver

ExxonMobil’s innovative products and services help deliver tangible performance benefits in the areas of safety, environmental care and productivity

in terms of delivering advancing product benefits, which is about delivering eco- nomic benefits thorough oil drain equip- ments. We also have been delivering social aspects through improving safety. Where the customer is interested and competing in the world, sustainability is key factor to- wards success. Mobil Industrial Lubricants consider enhancing energy efficiency as a core component of their comprehensive sustainability strategy, which is referred to as ‘Advancing Productivity’. This strategy defines how Mobil applies its lubricant technologies, engineering services and ap- plication expertise to help companies en- hance safety, achieve their environmental care-related goals and maximize produc- tivity. And, when it comes to energy effi- ciency, Mobil works with its customers to identify lubricant solutions that can, not

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only, keep machines operating at top per- formance, but also help improve energy output and reduce carbon emissions. ExxonMobil’s innovative products and ser- vices help deliver tangible performance benefits in the areas of safety, environ-

mental care and productivity. All three are- as can be impacted by lubrication improve- ments in equipment reliability, efficiency, reduced maintenance or even longer ser- vice intervals.

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ANAT COHEN SEGEV, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, ECOPPIA

India’s Need For Water Free Solar Panel Cleansing

Increasing water scarcity could pose a severe constraint to energy supplies and solar expansion in India.

T he global drive to switch to cleaner energy sources, has put the Indian solar energy industry on a growth

trajectory.India has set a new solar target

of 100 GW to be achieved by 2022. This target is aimed to address both domestic energy demands while also tackling the bigger issue of climate change. We note that though most of the issues with regard to solar power generation are addressed, the one issue that is put on the backburner

is that increasing water scarcity could pose

a severe constraint to energy supplies and

solar expansion in India. Water necessity for producing power from solar energy using photovoltaic technology

is only a fraction of that used for coal, which

technology is only a fraction of that used for coal, which We note that though most
technology is only a fraction of that used for coal, which We note that though most

We note that though most of the issues with regard to solar power generation are addressed, the one issue that is put on the backburner is that increasing water scarcity could pose a severe constraint to energy supplies and solar expansion in India

constraint to energy supplies and solar expansion in India is India’s primary fuel. However, water scar-

is India’s primary fuel. However, water scar- city in India, which is a pertinent problem, could still hamper the country’s solar plans. This, keeping in mind that the locations identified for large scale solar PV parks are in water-scarce regions, here we must note that 79 per cent of new energy capacity in India is expected to be built in areas that already face water scarcity or water stress, according to a recent report from the World Resource Institute. The issue only intensi- fies with solar panels in arid and desert re- gions as dust accumulates easily, drastically decreasing efficiency.Solar panels require constant cleaning to maintain efficiency. CEEW estimates the water requirements for operation and maintenance in India to lie between 7000 and 20000 litres per MW per wash, where panels are usually cleaned on a weekly basis (though this amount will vary with the scale and location of plants). By not factoring in water constraints, the amount of electricity generated by India’s solar plants will be much lower. While the other issues of solar infra- structure may need to be addressed, the solution to 100% water-free solar panel

to be addressed, the solution to 100% water-free solar panel CEEW estimates the water requirements for
to be addressed, the solution to 100% water-free solar panel CEEW estimates the water requirements for

CEEW estimates the water requirements for operation and maintenance in India to lie between 7000 and 20000 litres per MW per wash, where panels are usually cleaned on a weekly basis (though this amount will vary with the scale and location of plants).By not factoring in water constraints, the amount of electricity generated by India’s solar plants will be much lower.

cleansing technology is the need of the hour, not just to increase efficiency, but also work towards a sustainable solution in a cost-effective manner. India’s eager- ness to invite supporting technologies has opened avenues for many innovative solu- tions to be introduced into India to aid in its ambitious solar targets and this technol- ogy is just the beginning of our attempt to a build a greener future for our future generations

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MR. IVAN SAHA PRESIDENT-CTO, VIKRAM SOLAR

Quality of PV modules to define India’s Solar Dream

Today, solar module manufacturers stand at a critical position within the industry, as they determine benchmarks and quality and eventually define the future of Indian solar projects.

T hough PV manufacturing industry can now be safely termed as ‘ma- ture’, the way modules are being

produced have changed significantly over the past few decades and it continues to change at a phenomenally rapid pace with technology and the quality of raw materi- als improving every year. The lack of Quality Standards in the in- dustry has a negative effect on the quality

of modules being installed in the country today. All manufacturers build their mod- ules in their own way with little standardi- zation or adherence to quality processes and methods, which are commonplace in other manufacturing industries. Investors, financiers and lenders stand the most to gain from PV systems over the long- term, but also the most to lose if the mod- ules fail to perform. Investors, developers,

EPC, O&M must appreciate that manufac- turing quality be taken more sincerely and proactively or they are bound to face unto- ward risks of failure all along the way. Ex- cept for some seasoned veterans,many fail to comprehensively evaluate the quality of the module.Contrary to popular belief, PV modules are not a commodity, and it must be noted that modules of the same power wattage can differ drastically in quality.

It is important to note that the majority of failures seen in the solar projects are a result of deviations in the manufacturing process that contribute to product qual- ity issues, and are typically not caused by fundamental design flaws.

It must be clearly understood that IEC

type testing and design qualification test protocols only take care of premature failures of PV modules on the field, the so called “Infant mortality zone” of the

reliability curve. Prediction of lifetime of module on the field requires extended reliability testing beyond IEC type test- ing. In a recently published report by TUV Rheinland PTL (ASU PV Test Lab) the principal cause of failure of modules dur- ing type testing are in the period 2007 -2009 are:

• Thermal cycling 16%

• Humidity freeze 14%

• Damp heat 11%

• Hot spot 9%

A comparative failure analysis testing

by TUV Rheinland PTL lab showed that the fraction of new manufacturers who

failed type testing during the period 2005-2007 was 52% whereas the failure rate during the period 1997-2005 was about 30%. This can be attributed to a number of new Chinese players who set up manufacturing during 2005-07. The failure rate post 2007 reduced to 39% when these manufacturers had actually matured their manufacturing capabili- ties. The same analogy can now be ex- tended to Indian manufacturing scenario as new module manufacturer are setting up capacities aggressively. The inves- tor needs to be careful when choosing modules from their manufacturing part- ners.Else there will be serious generation losses affecting return on investment. Robust quality system needs to be in place for performing vigorous material level evaluation, production process and post manufacturing module level reliabil- ity evaluation. Also, IEC / UL certifications evaluate the quality and safety of a PV Module to an extent, it is only tested on a miniscule quantity of sample modules made with care and attention and not on the daily production volumes which can actually differ in performance from the sample lot tested at the labs. Conclusion on the quality of PV modules shouldn’t be drawn based on the Type Test certifications alone.For several manufacturers, cost re- duction targets can unambiguously affect the quality of the PV module produced across multiple manufacturing locations. The use of new alternate low cost ma- terials has had a significant impact on the reliability of PV modules. There is a need of a comprehensive material, pro- cesses and infrastructure norms that have to be established in order to safeguard investments. Another process that needs to be fol- lowed is to choose modules from the ran- dom production lot and subjecting then to extended 3rd Party reliability programs will determine the desired quality and reliability of PV Module which can make them last for 25 years and beyond. Pass- ing these tests will require excellent mate- rial evaluation techniques, comprehensive process controls for good workmanship qualities and final module level evalua- tion. 95% of the module manufacturers fail to pass these tests.

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The modules sold will be under opera- tion in various environmental and climatic conditions exposed to different Humidity, Different Temperatures, UV Radiations,

Wind Speed, Snow Loads, Chemical Ex- posure, Salinity, etc. To evaluate the mod- ules under all environmental conditions an extended reliability program will en- sure that they can withstand the harsh environment conditions prevailing and one can program the degradation of the modules and subsequently calculate the performance generation vis-à-vis with the degradation of the module year on year. Recommended best practices to be fol- lowed by manufacturers can be listed as follows:

1. Stringent IQC,IPQC ,FQC quality con- trol with process CTQ monitoring

2. Rigorous RM evaluation process for each raw material

3. 100% EL inspection of modules

4. Regular “out-of-box” testing

5. Established process FMEA in place

6. Adherence to statistical process

controls At this critical point in India’s solar mis- sion, it is necessary for the government to instil and build investor confidence. The first step that will help in achieving this is to lay out a Quality Assurance Program by defining “official quality parameters” and issue the list of approved vendors under A,B,C category (by National Institute of Solar Energy -NISE). NISE should also is- sue certificates to the approved vendors for “quality products” in line with C-WET for wind manufacturers. Implementing a Quality Assurance Pro- gram will efficiently diminish the tech- nology risk associated with solar invest- ment, further enabling the shift towards solarand support its quest to become a mainstream and bankable energy source. Establishing such programs has a two- pronged effect, as it enhances the reliabil-

ity of successive generations of the tech- nology while also providing usable data to aid substantiate financial investments in current project development. As the industry expands rapidly, and technology evolves, it will be important to continue to develop and deploy structured Qual- ity Assurance Programs and to relay the data collected into the next generation of manufacturing

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PRADIP NARALE

DEPARTMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING, MAHARANA PRATAP UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, UDAIPUR (RAJASTHAN)

& PROF. NARENDRA SINGH RATHORE

Solar Water Pumping System for Agriculture

There are an estimated 21 million irrigation pumps in India out of which over 9 million run on diesel and 12 million are on the electricity grid. Solar operated photovoltaic water pumping system provides better sustainable alternative option to fulfill irrigation requirement of agriculture.

I ndia is country of 638,000 villages and more than seventy percent of India’s population is involved in agriculture

and allied businesses. Small & subsistence farmers are entirely dependent on variable rainfall and groundwater to fulfill irrigation need of their crops. In India, it is estimated, government subsidizes electricity for irriga- tion between Rs 30000 and 40000 corers each year. There are an estimated 21 million irrigation pumps in India out of which over 9 million run on diesel and 12 million are on the electricity grid. Electricity consump- tion by irrigation pump sets alone accounts between 10-15% of India’s total electricity consumption. India’s irrigation pumps are also believed to be far less efficient than those uses in other parts of the world. A source of energy to pump water is also a big problem in developing countries like India. Developing a grid system is often too expensive because rural villages are fre- quently located too far away from existing grid lines. Even if fuel is available within the country, transporting that fuel to remote, rural villages can be difficult. There are no roads or supporting infrastructure in many remote villages. The use of renewable en- ergy is attractive for water pumping appli- cations in remote areas of India. Transpor- tation of renewable energy systems, such as photovoltaic (PV) pumps, is much easier than the other types because they can be transported in pieces and reassembled on site. Therefore solar operated photovoltaic water pumping system provides better sus- tainable alternative option to fulfill irriga- tion requirement of agriculture. Solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumping has been recognized as suitable for grid- isolated rural locations in poor countries

for grid- isolated rural locations in poor countries Solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumping has been recognized
for grid- isolated rural locations in poor countries Solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumping has been recognized

Solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumping has been recognized as suitable for grid- isolated rural locations in poor countries where there are high levels of solar radiation. Solar photovoltaic water pumping systems can provide drinking water without the need for any kind of fuel or the extensive maintenance as required by diesel pumps

where there are high levels of solar radia- tion. Solar photovoltaic water pumping systems can provide drinking water with- out the need for any kind of fuel or the ex- tensive maintenance as required by diesel pumps. They allow people to devote more time to productive activities and thus im- prove life style, health and economic con- ditions. Additionally, they create new jobs in remote rural areas of the country. The drudgery of women and children who are otherwise engaged in bringing water from far of distances can be reduced significant- ly. Although the cost of solar photovoltaic water pumping systems is initially high, they demand virtually no maintenance, require no fuel and thus save on foreign

exchange. They are easy to install and op- erate, highly reliable, durable and modular, which enables its future expansion.

Operation of Solar Water Pumping System A solar photovoltaic array directly gener- ates electricity from the sun’s light with no moving or wearing parts. Here solar radia- tions are converted in to direct current (DC electricity) and this generated electricity is used to pump water through groundwater source. The size of the pump is designed based on the total requirement of water for irrigation of crop and total head. The size of the solar array is designed consider- ing availability of yearly solar radiations on location, and power required to operate water pump.

Components Involved in the System

1. Solar PV array: The Solar PV array is a set of photovoltaic modules connected in series and possibly strings of modules connected in parallel.

2. Controller: The Controller is an elec- tronic device which matches the PV power to the motor and regulates the operation of the pump according to the input from the solar PV array.

3. Pump Set: Pump sets generally com- prise of the motor, which drives the op- eration and the actual pump which moves the water under pressure.

Advantages

1. Reliable and long life.

2. Produces water when it’s needed most.

3. Low labor and maintenance cost.

4. 4. No fuel costs.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the coordinating ministry to implement solar water
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the coordinating ministry to implement solar water

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the coordinating ministry to implement solar water pumping systems in India

5. Easy to remove, transport, and store.

6. Non-polluting.

Schemes of Government of India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the coordinating ministry to im- plement solar water pumping systems in India. Under this scheme MNRE is planning to implement yearly 30,000 solar water pumping systems in the field for irrigating agriculture land. This programme is man- aged and coordinated with the support of NABARD. The following are some of the highlights of the scheme,

• The 40% subsidy is given to the bor- rower( farmer ,group of individuals , NGOs ,farmers’ club )

• The eligible borrowers shall apply to the banks for sanction of the project. The bank shall appraise the project as per the norms and if found eligible, sanction the loan excluding the mar- gin subject to technical feasibility and financial viability.

• The subsidy will be the same for all categories of borrowers throughout the country.

• The capital subsidy is applicable on the system cost inclusive of installa- tion, commissioning, transportation, insurance, 5 year maintenance and tax wherever applicable Solar photovoltaic water pumping sys- tem is more cost-competitive when used to power a micro irrigation system as com-

Subsidy Structure

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Solar water pumping systems installed for irrigating crops.

pared to an overhead sprinkler system, and traditional flood irrigation system. In future, as prices of fossil fuels are increas-

ing hence photovoltaic generated power will become more cost-competitive option to irrigate agriculture crops.

Sr. No

SPV System

Capacity

Maximum subsidy (per hp)

1

DC Pumps

 

Up to 2 HP

57,600

 
 

>2 HP to 5 HP

54,000

2

AC Pumps

Up to 2 HP

50,400

 

>2 HP to 5 HP

43,200

3.

For pumps >5 HP to 10 HP , Subsidy amount is fixed at Rs 1,94,400/- per pump

 

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ENERGETICA INDIA

India’s Achievements in Renewable Energy

The numbers below show progress of India’s Renewable Energy Industry in FY 2015-16. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released the data on Cumulative Achievement in Renewable Energy in India till 31st July, 2015.

Renewable Energy Programme/ Systems

Target for 2015-16

Achievement FY 2015-16

Cumulative achievement up to 31.07.2015

 

A.

GRID-INTERACTIVE POWER

(CAPACITIES IN MW)

Wind Power

 

2400.00

421.30

23864.91

Small Hydro Power

 

250.00

75.20

4130.55

Biomass Power, Gasification & Bagasse Cogeneration

 

400.00

0.00

4418.55

Waste to Power

 

10.00

12.00

127.08

Solar Power (SPV)

 

1400.00

357.68

4101.68

Total

4460.00

866.18

36642.77

 

B.

OFF-GRID/ CAPTIVE POWER

(CAPACITIES IN MWEQ)

Waste to Energy

 

10.00

0.50

146.51

Biomass(non-bagasse) Cogeneration

 

60.00

10.50

602.37

Biomass Gasifiers -Rural

 

2.00

0.00

17.95

Biomass Gasifiers -Industrial

 

6.00

0.00

152.05

Aero-Genrators/Hybrid systems

 

0.50

0.13

2.67

SPV Systems (>1kW)

 

50.00

0.00

234.35

Water mills/micro hydel

 

2.00

0.00

17.21

Total

130.50

11.13

1173.11

 

III. OTHER RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

 

Family Biogas Plants (No. in lakhs)

 

1.10

0.04

48.22

Solar Water Heating - Coll. Areas (Million