Vajra Power constantly strives to meet the ever-growing requirements of the Solar Energy Devices at an affordable cost
Q.To begin with, tell our readers more about Vajra Power, the different product you manufacture and the services you offer to the solar industry in India?
Vajra power conversions limited is rapidly expanding and successful Indian-owned Company, with showpiece manufacturing facility at Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, and Gurgaon.
Vajra powers is preferred supplier to the Solar industry for Solar water Heater, Solar Modules, Solar Inverters having major installations across the country for varied applications duly serviced by well-trained Dealers and great skilled engineers for EPC.
The quality of these units is reflected in their extensive use by the various Government Agencies and reputed Organizations.
Vajra powers is also into EPC and we are clearly among leaders in providing Solar Inverters for medium to high usage. Vajra Solar inverter system applications have been made for uses such as hospitals, restaurants, car washes, nursing homes, commercial, hospital laundries, defense force bases, dormitories, hostels, clubs and private residences.
Vajra powers are specialist in manufacture of Solar modules at Vijayawada facility and also provides solutions in Solar Photovoltaic systems for off grid applications and Solar Power Plants Grid Interactive.
Vajra powers retain complete flexibility in manufacture/supply and installation to allow for a unique range of design options in both Solar Thermal and Solar Phovolatic Systems. Vajra takes utmost care in understanding the end client’s needs and builds its units to provide optimum performance and comfort.
Vajra power is committed to quality systems and ongoing performance improvement. The company is recognized with quality accreditation from BIS and MNRE.
Q.With the government targeting to generate 100GW of energy from solar, what are the opportunities that you are look at in the solar module manufacturing space?
The government under the leadership of Honorable PM Narendra Modi has ramp up India’s solar power capacity target under the National Solar Mission by five times to 100 GW by 2022. The target has for now been split into 40 GW Rooftop and 60 GW through Large and Medium Scale Grid Connected Solar Power Projects, and is expected to entail an investment of $100 billion.
To this effect the MNRE has come out with an action plan and investment inflows have been planned from the large Public Sector Undertakings and Independent Power Producers (IPPs), with the state governments also coming out with state specific solar policies.
With the kind of investment happening and likely to happen in the near future,the solar manufacturing sector is expected to get a boost with the long-term trajectory of solar power capacity addition. Apart from creating technology hubs for manufacturing, this has a high potential to open up new employment opportunities.
Q.How do you look at the WTO ruling against India’s DCR for national solar mission? What consequences do you see the WTO ruling to have on the Indian Solar manufacturing industry?
The WTO ruling against India’s DCR is the biggest blow to the solar manufacturing sector in India. It is also going to impact future plans on new manufacturing capacities in the country.
But with the ‘Make in India’ program, the government still can explore several options to support the domestic industry while remaining within the WTO regulations.Some of the options available are giving direct subsidies to solar manufacturers, tax breaks, availability of easy credit at low rates, and collaboration with global leaders to encourage domestic R&D.
It is the larger reforms around the ‘Make in India’ campaign that will make or break India’s story for domestic solar manufacturing and not the other way around.
Q.Shed some light on your recently commissioned solar rooftop project in Nellore?
We at Vajra Power have recently commissioned a solar rooftop project for Thermal Powertech Corporation India Limited, a Sembcorp Gayatri Company at Nellore District in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh.It is a 54KW rooftop system installed on the canteen building. We successfully overcome the challenges to execute the project in record time to the satisfaction of the customer.
Q.Tell us more about Solar Power Packs that you have launched recently? What are its key features and its applications?
The unavailability of good quality power supply is a problem faced by most of the people living in the developing world. To provide reliable and good quality power, Vajra Power supplies solar power packs, which are available in a variety of capacities. We design and install solar power packs for homes, shops, commercial complexes, hospitals etc. The electricity generated during sunshine hours is stored in batteries, and can be used as and when required. These power packs ensure.
- Uninterrupted power supply
- Good quality power supply
- Protection of appliances
- Reduction in monthly electricity bills
Solar power packs have become attractive replacements for Diesel Power Generation sets.
Q.With the increasing competition in the Solar Inverter market, what differentiates Vajra Power’s solar Inverters and what is your growth strategy?
Vajra Power is Leading Suppliers of Solar Inverters.
We are clearly among leaders in providing Solar Inverters for medium to high usage. Vajra Solar inverter system applications have been made for uses such as hospitals, restaurants, carwashes, nursing homes, commercial, hospital laundries, defense force bases, dormitories, hostels, clubs and private residences.
Making a Solar inverter is not the challenge; many people can do that. However, experience and a good track record are indispensable for manufacturers to establish themselves. There is tremendous competition in the market, but this is from established market players. We do not see competition from new entrants.
Q.How do you look at the solar water pumps, solar street lights and solar water heaters market in India? What are the opportunities that you are looking at and the strategy to capture market share?
Solar Irrigation pumps are a huge and attractive market. India has nearly half a billion people connected to agriculture for their livelihoods. It has between 26 and 27 million irrigation pumps, of which seven to eight million run on liquid fuel mainly diesel and subsidized kerosene. The remaining that run on electricity is also not without its problem.
Solar irrigation is a reliable and efficient alternative that is not only environment friendly but can also help increase agriculture output.
Going forward we see solar water pump, solar streetlights and solar water heater segment contributing substantially to the growth of the company.
The strategy to capture market share in these segment is going through with domestic retail marketing and Industrial and government organizations.
Q.What differentiates Vajra Power from its competitors? How do you plan to stay ahead of your competitors?
Vajra Power constantly strives to meet the ever-growing requirements of the Solar Energy Devices at an affordable cost.
Our commitment to provide high quality solar energy products to the complete satisfaction of the customers, earn us the privilege of preferred vendor status through quality management system practices for good corporate governance and environmental consciousness.
Ensuring great quality with best service will keep us ahead of our competitors.
Q.Where do you see Vajra Power 3 to 5 years from Now? What role do you envision Vajra Power to play in the growth and development of the Solar Industry in India?
Our Vision for Vajra Power is to become a National Leader in offering eco-friendly Solar Energy devices with international Quality and play a significant role in the creation of pollution free environment.