Tata International at Renewable Energy India Expo 2017
October 05, 2017
Tata International’s Solar team participated in the 11th Renewable Energy India 2017 (REI) expo held at the India Expo Centre at Greater Noida (India) during September 20-22, 2017. Ms Janaki Chaudhry, Head, Strategy and Business Development, drove the participation of the team that was led by Mr Vijay Khandwekar, Head, Solar business, in the event.
Having built up a portfolio of solar projects across India totaling 1.2 GWp of installed capacity in five years, Tata International is a strong market player for module mounting structures and DC side solutions.
The REI expo presented an opportunity to showcase the company’s varied service and product offerings to leading global players in the renewable energy space. In a joint presentation, Tata BlueScope Steel also showcased select products from their portfolio at the event.
At the industry event, the team highlighted its services that include site tests to design; engineering; supply and installation of foundations; module mounting structures (MMS); and the entire DC side package for solar projects. Product offerings such as the fixed and seasonal tilt structures, trackers, and framed and unframed module solutions for all terrains were also showcased.
Speaking about the way ahead, Ms Chaudhry said, “Tata International’s Solar structures business has expanded its business and grown in both scope of work and MWp delivery capability. We have commissioned our first 20 MWp of trackers for a leading developer in India. We are now looking to expand our product basket by offering advance tracker technologies in active collaboration with leading tracker technology players. This year we hope to begin work on our first project outside India.”
Well placed for growth
In 2016, Tata International added to its portfolio installed solutions of 350 MWp. The team recently completed its single largest project of 100 MWp and a carport project. The business aims to complete projects of 500 MWp this year.
Speaking about the growth plans of the Solar business, Mr Khandwekar explained, “Initially, our expertise lay in supplying MMS products. We have now expanded our scope of work to providing DC and tracker solutions. While module mounting is structure-related, DC solutions involve electrical work. We are aiming at an increased share of the addressable market with this foray. Now, with a greater market potential, we have expanded our potential customer base by offering complete turnkey MMS solutions.”
The Solar business has a vision to become an international module mounting and DC solutions provider. The company’s solutions include low-weight, highly stable structures; optimum layouts and configuration; global design partnership with patented profiles; entire DC side package with value-added services and high-energy yield solutions, all backed by the team’s strong experience and expertise in the solar PV domain. The team has also undertaken several initiatives internally such as strengthening of the team, structure re-orientation and streamlining of processes.
Overall, India has a total installed capacity of 12 GW of solar power projects, with another 5-6 GW to be installed in the current year.
As the world and its leaders turn their attention to the growing effects of climate change, renewable and sustainable energy is the need of the hour. Tata International is growing its footprint as a trusted partner for quality projects and timely deliveries.