CURRENT AND COMPLETED CONSULTANCY PROJECTS

Manufacturing Project Assignments:

Solar Module Manufacturing:
  • Turnkey consultancy to a private limited company in Gujarat for setting up semiautomatic facility for manufacturing of solar modules of capacity 25 MW per year. Manufacturing to commence in August 2011.
  • Helped a limited company in diversification in module manufacturing. Work involved strategy formulation, achieving debt financing closure, location selection and equipment supplier finalisation. The facility is up and running and producing solar modules for export as well as for domestic market. The capacity is 25 MW of crystalline modules per year

Cell and Wafer Manufacturing
  • Turnkey consultancy to a limited company in Maharashtra for setting up fully automatic facility for manufacturing of solar cells and wafers. Cell capacity 60 MW and wafer capacity 125 MW per year in the first phase. Manufacturing to commence in January 2011

Power Electronics Manufacturing
  • Strategic consultancy to a limited company in developing, testing, launching and marketing MPPT based (Maximum Power Point Tracking) Charge Controllers and Inverters for solar applications.

Research and New Product development

  • Technical advisor to a private limited company established with objectives of developing a Low Concentrating Photovoltaic panels using silicon and other material cells. R&D efforts are aimed towards using low cost techniques for concentrators and tracking without any requirement of active cooling.

Power Generation Project Assignments

  • Turnkey consultancy for 3 projects each of 2 MWp SPV grid-connect power plant in Maharashtra under REC mechanism, including preparation of DPR, project registration under REC, site evaluation, support in deliberations with all stakeholders, decisions in vendor selection, monitoring execution – ongoing
  • Technical consultancy for 2 MWp SPV grid-connect power plant in Madhya Pradesh under REC mechanism, including preparation of DPR, site evaluation, support in deliberations with all stakeholders, decisions in vendor selection, monitoring execution - completed
  • Technical consultancy for 5 MWp SPV roof top decentralised grid-connect power plants in Gujarat, including preparation of technical specifications, site evaluation, support in deliberations with all stakeholders, support in preparation of RFP documents - completed
  • Technical consultancy for 2 MWp SPV grid-connect power plant in Madhya Pradesh under REC mechanism, including preparation of DPR, site evaluation, support in deliberations with all stakeholders, decisions in vendor selection, monitoring execution - completed
  • Conducting Techno Economic Feasibility study and submitting report for financial closure of 20 MWp SPV grid-connect power plant in Madhya Pradesh under REC mechanism - completed
  • Turnkey consultancy for 1 MWp SPV grid-connect power plant in Maharashtra, including preparation of DPR, site evaluation, support in deliberations with all stakeholders, decisions in vendor selection, monitoring execution - completed
  • Phase I consultancy for 5 MWp SPV grid-connect power plant, including preparation of DPR and submission of documents to government agencies for sanctions - completed
  • Evaluation and modification of DPR of 5 MWp SPV grid-connect power plant in Uttaranchal for financial sanction and closure of the project - completed
  • Complete consultancy to a private limited company for captive use grid tied solar photovoltaic power plant of capacity 100 kWp
    • This included preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for internal decisions and for listing external incentives

Policy Related Advisory

  • Principal Technical Consultant on a status survey on Biomass Power Generation projects in Maharashtra ordered by (MERC) Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission, executed by Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) and undertaken by Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics.
  • PV Technology Expert to “Rooftop / Decentralized power generation program – Development of Public-Private-Partnership model” of Government of Gujarat on assignment with Deloitte, India for International Finance Corporation (IFC). This is a pilot program of 5 MW capacity expandable to 40 MW potential within Gandhinagar with replicable regulatory, legal and technical framework.
  • Principal Technical Consultant on a study to determine present and future status of Non-Qualified bagasse based co-generation projects in Maharashtra, ordered by (MERC) Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission and undertaken by Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune.

Strategic Consultancy Assignments

  • Help to a private limited company in planning, streamlining, developing and expanding their newly launched solar business. This assignment includes market segment and product identification, manpower planning and developing business strategies.
  • Solar Technical consultant to Strategy Development for National Center for Solar Technology within IIT, Rajasthan, Jodhpur. This assignment is with Deloitte India for The World Bank.