Showing the Way for Solar Energy Business in India
The two days solar training conducted by Tra International Ltd. at India Habitat Center and supported by Delhi Greens, concluded as a challenge for all those who attended the workshop. The training witnessed as many as 33 delegates from various industrial sectors, who came under one umbrella of concern, responsibility and the challenge to make a mark in solar business and entrepreneurship and lead the green energy market.
Tra International Ltd., a growing solar energy consultancy firm, organized its 3rd workshop this year on solar energy to advocate the idea that investment in training for the right audience with the right content and delivery mechanism can be one of the single most significant factor in the success of a transition to Solar Technology. Day one started with a casual networking session over coffee. “On the first day, we will learn about the basics of solar radiance which will be taken ahead by conveying important concepts on how to measure the sizing of plants and the battery, as well as details on how to configure the plant and various technicalities of solar technology”, informed Mr. Gautam Vivek, Deputy General Manager, NTPC.
Mr. Rajeev Kamal, who has just joined GTZ or the German Technical Cooperation, which also works with the Government of India said that the workshop had proved to be a simple way to familiarize himself with solar technologies and would help him venture further into solar energy.
Apart from the sessions on fundamentals of PV, Thermal, designing of PV systems (standalone and Grid Interactive) by Mr. Pankaj Som Chaturvedi, CEO of TRA International, the workshop was also presided by Mr. Darshan Bhatt, Founding Director of CIAM who gave valuable insights to the participants on how one should proceed if one wishes to become an entrepreneur.
More serious issues like Govt. policies and Feasibility, issues on Large Scale Solar and SPV Typical Technology Session (comparison between Thin Film and Crystalline & different Inverters) were the highlights of the second day training program. Satisfied and applauding the initiative, Mr. Ashish Gaur from Nap Systems said, “I am new in this field and I have started my career in this, so it will definitely help me and my organisation to get better results.”
But the real challenge lies in setting out to implement the acquired knowledge in today’s fast growing renewable energy sector. Handling a cutting-edge solar intelligence and becoming a real time solar entrepreneur is but a long way to venture on, for a better world and to contribute towards saving the fast depleting resources. However taking up the challenge with confidence and much enthusiasm, Monika Sharma, working with Cargo Motors Pvt. Ltd. stated, “This workshop has given me an idea about the points which are necessary for business. So this would surely help me..”
Concluding the session and extending their thanks to all participating delegates, Mr. Pankaj Chaturvedi said, “Solar energy being a new focus area, the level of awareness and knowledge about the same is limited. We understand this constraint and in an attempt to popularize the use of renewable energy and to make professionals competent enough, we conduct these workshops.”
List of participating organizations: Nap Systems, RSB Energy P Ltd., Cargo Motors P Ltd, Sunurban Energy, Chroma Energy P Ltd., Indosolar Ltd., GTZ (Indo-German), Electrotech, 10. Jain Irrigations, M W Group, Bergen GroupBharat Forge Ltd., DNP Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd., INS e-Solutions Ltd., GEM (Battery, Inverter, UPS), IOCL , AOV Internationl Export House, Anderson Wright International, ALTEL (Aluminium & Telecom Ltd), Thermodynamic Engineers Pvt. Ltd., NTPC Ltd., Fabrico (India) Pvt. Ltd.
This post has been submitted by our SOIP candidate Saloni Tandon.