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India: Ministry Presents Awards to Eight Solar Thermal Manufacturers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 7, 2014
On 17 December 2014, the Indian Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah, presented in New Delhi awards to the most successful Channel Partners of the national solar thermal subsidy scheme. In front of around 250 participants from policy, industry and media, Dr Abdullah (third from right) announced the ten winners of National Solar Thermal Awards in the solar water heater category and, for the first time, in the category of concentrating solar thermal (CST) collectors. The awards recognised manufacturers achieving the highest total sales, the highest growth rates, the best dealer network and the highest export rates (see the table below).
Photo: Malaviya Solar Energy Consultancy

India: 640 m² Collector Area and 40,000 Litres of Tanks Paid Back in 4 Years

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 21, 2012

 Solar hot water system at L’Oreal`s factory in Pune Five years ago, French cosmetics giant L’Oreal commissioned one of the largest indirect solar water heating systems in India for its factory in Pune, located in the western part of the country. Each day, the fully automated and pressurised system heats up around 32 m3 of water to 55 OC in order to wash the plant’s process vessels. The total investment amounted to INR 7.5 million (EUR 115,000), which was paid back within four years. Its back-up system consists of a diesel-fired boiler.
Photo: Racold Solar

India: CEO Panel Calls for Increased Efforts in R&D

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 16, 2012

 CEO panel at Intersolar IndiaThe discussion panel of the solar thermal industry was one of the star attractions at the Intersolar India conference, which took place at the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai in the middle of December. The panel consisted of the CEOs of leading solar water heater manufacturers (from right to left): Davinder Kaushal (Inter Solar Systems), D. V. Manjunatha (Emmvee Solar), Sanjay Jinturkar (Sudarshan Saur), Tarun Kapoor (Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy), Hemant Revankar (Bipin Engineers), Gurminder Singh (Racold Solar), Sankar Dev Kunnath Kalam (Photon Solar) and Thyagamandlu Ananth (Nuetech Solar). The discussion was moderated by Jaideep N. Malaviya (standing on the left), CEO of the Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI).
Photo: Intersolar

India: Official Launch of the New Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI)

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 23, 2010

 Board of STFI” The picture above shows the board of the newly founded Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI): STFI Chairman Krishnappa Subramanya (CEO of TATA-BP Solar), STFI President Jaideep Malaviya (consultant and journalist) and Vice-Chairman Hemant Revankar (Managing Director of Bipin Engineers).
Photo: Solar Thermal Federation of India

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