“Such events will provide a networking platform for people in the industry”
In conversation with Sanjeev Khinnavar - COSMA Convention 2013 Committee Chairman.
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.