What are your key expectations you hope will be addressed in New Year?

What are your key expectations you hope will be addressed in New Year?

Aspirations of solar industry are also rising in this New Year, as the year gone by was filled with many challenges which resulted into slowing down the speed of growth of the solar industry as compared to the previous years. Here’re some expectations of the industry stakeholders that they wish will be fulfilled in the coming year:

Priyanka Mohan, Managing Director, KOR Energy

Priyanka Mohan, Managing Director, KOR Energy“I am deeply concerned about climate change. Solar energy and solar battery storage only to the extent that they make financial sense for homeowners. Because of shading, insufficient space and ownership issues many homes are unfit for solar panels.

May in future, government introduce shared solar, homeowners can subscribe to “community solar gardens” and generate solar electricity without actually having solar panels on their own rooftops. As everyone knows climate change is expected to have major impacts in India.

Disrupting rainfall patterns and increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, increasing pollution is making this problem worst. People should take initiative to use more and more Recyclable products, stop using single use plastic.

Education is another way to make people aware specially youth and adults related to climate crisis, pollution of water and land will encourage individuals and communities to change attitude and behavior towards it.

Power your home with renewable energy and people start taking initiative to invest in energy efficient appliances to save energy for generation. Obviously reduce water wastage. Eat healthy to remain fit and fabulous.”

Akshay Kashyap, Founder and Managing Director, GreenFuel Energy Solutions

Akshay Kashyap, Founder and Managing Director, GreenFuel Energy Solutions“In the new year, I hope to see deeper penetration for electromobility when it comes to last mile delivery, as well as passenger travel.

The government should aid this by encouraging more innovation amongst home grown companies in this sector.

I also hope to see further large scale adoption for energy storage for renewable energy, as well as a concerted effort for new public transportation infrastructure which can run on natural gas and clean fuels.

All these steps should fit in well with the government need to work towards a greener, cleaner future.”

Shival Garg, Head Strategy and Business Development, Patanjali Renewable Energy

Shival Garg, Head Strategy and Business Development, Patanjali Renewable Energy“This year we will be more aggressive in our approach to spread Patanjali Renewable as a renowned brand in the energy sector.

We expect government to be aggressive too in their approach with some encouraging policies and robust framework, as we are lacking behind in our Renewable Energy target of 175 GW by 2022. Our modus operandi for year 2020 will include:

  •  Expanding our distribution network to every state of India.
  • Targeting specific government schemes (SKY, KUSUM, SMART CITIES and other agricultural based tenders).
  • Setting up Channel partners to target big project leads.
  • Adding 2-3 new product lines, complementing our existing product range.

To summarise, we are targeting to touch Rs 200 crore milestone for this year and making sure that Patanjali Renewable gets acknowledged not only for its brand name, but also for its quality products and services.”

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.