Rohit Kumar

Non China Solar Brands Eye Opportunities

As the focus shifts to alternatives to made in China brands, domestic as well as other international brands sense an opportunity to grow faster in the Indian market Solar has been one of those few sectors where we can be proud of our achievements, thanks to special attention it received from the government. But even […]

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5 Reasons Why Rooftop Solar Needs to Make The Technology Jump

Pick Smart India’s ambitious solar targets of 100 GW by 2022, and 450 GW by 2030, are largely built around massive ramp ups in large scale deployments, or ‘utility scale’ solar. These comprise designated solar parks, even ultra large parks, and other hundred MW plus installations that will feed into the grid directly. But the […]

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REC’s Alpha Series Gets BIS Certification

REC Group, the largest European solar PV brand with over 500MW of installed capacity in Indian subcontinent, has announced the successful certification of its Alpha series by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The Alpha series, based on the breakthrough Hetero junction technology (HJT) offers a high quality option to Indian buyers now, especially those looking […]

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Reverse Bidding Is Not Always The Best Friend For Quality: Rohit Kumar

Reverse bidding is not always the best friend for quality specifically in the Indian context, and this was also highlighted recently by PI Berlin study tour where the PV consultancy PI Berlin issued a report highlighting serious safety concerns, poor installation practices on system output monitoring, as well as a worrying lack of warranties. We […]

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REC Group Becomes 1st Solar Panels’ European Brand to be Certified by BIS

The certification by BIS is now a mandatory requirement for all solar panels imported to or manufactured in India. Europe-based REC Group’s ‘72-cell product with multi award-winning TwinPeak Technology’ has received certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The company said in a statement that, this new accreditation allows the REC TwinPeak 2S 72 Series – the […]

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Safeguarding & Uplifting Indian Sun – Industry Perspective

As Indian Government has laid the ground work for safeguarding the ‘domestic solar photovoltaic module manufacturing industry’ – which seems to be in the back burner for some time. Despite of certain concerns such as safeguarding the interests of manufacturers in SEZs, everybody is waiting, by holding their breath, for the upcoming decision of the […]

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Interview with Rohit Kumar, Head of Indian Subcontinent, REC

Marking its 20th anniversary in 2016, REC has two decades of experience and is a demonstrated long-term player in the solar industry. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Norway (operational headquarters in Singapore) employing 2,000 people worldwide with offices, representatives and partnerships in place to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. REC […]

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