“Such events will pro­vide a net­work­ing plat­form for peo­ple in the in­dus­try”

In con­ver­sa­tion with San­jeev Khin­navar - COSMA Con­ven­tion 2013 Com­mit­tee Chair­man.

Power Watch India - - EVENTS -

What are your views on the so­lar in­dus­try in In­dia? What is the growth po­ten­tial in the com­ing years?

In­dia ge­o­graph­i­cally has good so­lar en­ergy po­ten­tial. The growth po­ten­tial will be vis­i­ble as a trend only if so­lar equip­ment re­li­a­bil­ity im­proves and cost comes down far be­low present lev­els. I am pos­i­tive and hope­ful that this will hap­pen.

What are your ex­pec­ta­tions from In­ter­so­lar In­dia 2016? How would In­ter­so­lar In­dia ben­e­fit in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als?

Such events will pro­vide a net­work­ing plat­form for peo­ple in the in­dus­try. We, COSMA, en­cour­age such events and com­pli­ment you for or­gan­is­ing the same.

So­lar sec­tor has seen great tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments in re­cent times. Which are the key ac­com­plish­ments ac­cord­ing to you?

The in­creas­ing avail­abil­ity of small pack­age plants that in­di­vid­ual elec­tric­ity con­sumers can afford and in­stall on their pri­vate rooftops is a great boon. Mod­ern equip­ment comes with ef­fi­cient volt­age con­vert­ers and reg­u­la­tors.

The in­vest­ment cli­mate for so­lar sec­tor is very pos­i­tive in In­dia. Ac­cord­ing to you, to what ex­tent would for­eign in­vest­ments boost up our so­lar sec­tor?

Any in­vest­ment in In­dia is al­ways wel­come. How­ever the le­gal frame­work has to pro­tect In­dian trade rev­enue and prof­itabil­ity in­ter­ests. I am con­fi­dent that the gov­ern­ment is cog­nizant of In­dia’s needs and will do its best.

The Gov­ern­ment of In­dia has iden­ti­fied the power sec­tor as a key sec­tor of fo­cus so as to pro­mote sus­tained in­dus­trial growth. How far do you think will ben­e­fit the in­dus­trial sec­tor?

All equip­ment for power sec­tor set up, util­i­sa­tion, dis­tri­bu­tion and main­te­nance will be sup­plied by In­dian in­dus­try so we are happy to fore­see the growth. Con­sumers of elec­tric­ity will also re­quire more equip­ment to in­stall. A grow­ing de­mand for elec­tri­cal goods is nat­u­rally fore­seen.

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