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Finnish firms eye bigger role in India’s renewable energy sector

According to reports,  as India has launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) through which 20,000mw of solar capacity would be installed by end of 13th Five Year Plan, the Finnish companies such as Ensto and InCap are eyeing bigger pie of the renewable energy market in India.

JNNSM has opened up opportunities for companies delivering solutions to solar energy sector. The mission with an initial investment of nearly Rs 4,500 crore will be implemented in three phases.

Porvoo based Ensto Group has created range of applications for the solar energy industry. Ensto’s role in the photovoltaic segment includes products such as thermoplastic customised and pre-assembled combiner boxes for solar plants, a variety of enclosing systems such as for power and string control purposes, as well as generator junction boxes, said Jukka Riekkinen, director (sales and marketing, global account management) at Ensto Industrial Solutions.

Ensto, established in 1958, employs nearly 1,600 persons in Europe and Asia. The group has a turnover of euro 240 million. It operates a sales and production unit in India. The Finnish company service offering includes customisation of standard enclosures as well as the creation of tailor-made new enclosing solutions based on the customers’ product projects.

“We also offer assembly services as well as the sourcing of third party components. We are experts in product design and development and offer totally tailor-made solutions,” Riekkinen added.

At the same time, Vaasa-based InCap Corporation, a full service provider in manufacturing of electro-mechanics, bets big on the Indian market. “We manufacture and design equipment and components for improved energy efficiency from generators to inverters and UPS,” said Jari Koppelo, director (energy efficiency Europe) at InCap.

InCap operates a manufacturing facility in Tumkur near Bangalore. It makes inve-rters, industrial and home UPS, power supplies and rectifiers, energy measurement devices, solar power solutions and control cabinets.

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