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Su-Kam sees potential in Punjab solar market

According to reports, having got a good response from the east and south for its solar products, Su-Kam Power Systems is now eyeing the north. The company aims to target customers in rural, semi-urban and urban areas and aims install four-five megawatt (Mw) of solar rooftop systems in the next year in Punjab.

It expects 10 per cent of total solar sales from Punjab.

Speaking to Business Standard, Ashish Sethi, general manager, solar business, said, “With the state putting so much thrust on renewable energy, Punjab is emerging as one of the potential markets for solar products. We have launched a range of rooftop products for the state. We have a range of solar solutions for rural, semi-urban and urban households, as well as large institutions such as hospitals, petrol pumps, colleges, schools, etc. This initiative of is in line with the Punjab Energy Development Agency’s renewable purchase obligation of 350 Mw for 2013-14.” The company has launched rooftop products, 250VA-500 KVA for Punjab.

“We have installed a 50-Kw solar power plant at Shivalik Public school in Patiala, which has brought down the dependence of the school on electricity from the grid to zero. We have also installed independent rooftop solar power plants in private houses in Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Gurdaspur, Dasua, Ferozepur, Moga, Mukatsar, Patiala, Nawanshahr, etc. More than 100-Kw solar rooftop projects are running in business establishments and domestic applications in Punjab.”

He added the future of the power industry in India was going to be driven by the renewable energy sector, dominated by solar energy.

He said the technical team would educate customers in areas such as return on investment), maintenance and other details such as installation capacity required for meeting the capacity needs.

Having crossed Rs 100 crore from solar business in the first four months of the current fiscal year, the company is eyeing a turnover of Rs 350 crore in the current fiscal year compared with Rs 80 crore the last.

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