In­dia Rooftop So­lar Congress

Power Watch India - - EVENTS -

The sec­ond edi­tion of In­dia Rooftop So­lar Congress was held at Ho­tel The Pride, New Delhi. Sup­ported by In­dia Re­new­able En­ergy De­vel­op­ment Agency (IREDA), CRISIL and JLL In­dia, the event was at­tended by 150+ at­ten­dees, 40+ speak­ers, 10+ ex­hibitors and 30+ award win­ners.

The con­fer­ence saw a large par­tic­i­pa­tion from gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions, project de­vel­op­ers, EPC play­ers, rooftop own­ers, in­vestors, bankers, lenders, con­sul­tant and gar­nered stu­pen­dous re­sponse from the all sec­tions of the in­dus­try. Key pol­icy mak­ers and gov­ern­ment bod­ies in­clud­ing Min­istry of New and Re­new­able En­ergy (MNRE), So­lar En­ergy Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia (SECI), Cen­tral Elec­tric Au­thor­ity (CEA), Gov­ern­ment of New Delhi, IREDA and many other gov­ern­ment agen­cies at­tended the two-day event.

The in­au­gu­ral ses­sion on pol­icy and reg­u­la­tory norms fea­tured an emi­nent panel com­pris­ing of

Hiren Bo­rah, Sci­en­tist, MNRE; Parag Sharma, COO, Re­new Power; Rama Kr­ishna S, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Tata Power So­lar; Gagan Ver­mani, Founder and CEO, MY­SUN and Pranav Mas­ter, As­so­ciate Di­rec­tor, CRISIL among oth­ers.

The pan­elists briefed the au­di­ence about var­i­ous ini­tia­tives and pol­icy changes be­ing con­sid­ered by gov­ern­ment agen­cies to fast track adop­tion of so­lar rooftop in In­dia.

A spe­cial knowl­edge re­port was is­sued by CRISIL and was in­au­gu­rated by Pranav Mas­ter from CRISIL.

While launch­ing the re­port, Mas­ter stated, “Rooftop so­lar in In­dia cur­rently stands at 1.1 GW and needs to grow 36-fold to reach the 40 GW tar­get on time.”

Com­ment­ing on the same, Bo­rah said, “40 GW tar­get is huge, but achiev­able.”

Dur­ing the two day meet, key speak­ers from Jinko So­lar, Waa­ree En­er­gies, REC So­lar, Am­plus So­lar, Vikram So­lar, PTC In­dia, Deutsche Bank, JLL In­dia, REC In­dia, Hartek Power, Ster­ling and Wil­son, So­lar-Log, Clean­tech So­lar, Zoho Corp, Aureus Law Part­ners shed light on var­i­ous is­sues. Key bot­tle necks, chal­lenges and the way for­ward in en­gi­neer­ing and de­sign qual­ity, fi­nance and in­vest­ment, tech­nol­ogy for the long term, as­set and port­fo­lio man­age­ment, com­mer­cial con­tracts were some of the ma­jor top­ics of dis­cus­sion.

Jinko So­lar, Waa­ree En­er­gies, Hero Fu­ture En­er­gies, CleanMax So­lar were among the 21 lead­ing so­lar rooftop com­pa­nies that bagged awards at the In­dia Rooftop So­lar Congress Awards 2017.

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