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Mr. Rahul Bhutiani–Head S&M | Adani Solar

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Adani Solar is emerging as one of the largest organizations in the renewable sector with many plans and innovations to grow further. Mr. Rahul Bhutiani, Head of Sales & Marketing, shares few aspects with IO. Here are the excerpts.

Please brief us about Adani Solar.

Adani Solar is the solar manufacturing arm of the Adani Group for the renewable sector. For the last 4-5 years we have been working steadily towards renewable energy and in approaching years too, we plan to invest 70 billion dollars in the renewable sector and a major part of the investment would focus on the manufacturing sector. As a group there are plans to set up three Giga factories for wind, solar and electrolyser manufacturing. We want to reduce dependence on imports and walk towards self-reliance.

What are your views on the present energy scenario in the country considering the vision of becoming ‘Atmanirbhar’?

Today, we are moving towards self-reliance in the energy sector. Government has policies to promote local manufacturers. There are efforts to protect domestic manufacturers from cheap imports. So we can say that in the next three years India can reach a stage where the country will not depend on imports.

What are your efforts for the affordable and round-the-clock availability of energy?

The idea of setting up Giga factories is to provide round-the-clock availability of energy. We would focus on the hybrid system. Projects must be evaluated as per the situations and circumstances as per geography. We understand the RTC concept, and we are confident to make it possible.

What kind of opportunities do you see in the foreign market?

The international market is responsive to Indian manufacturers. We already have booked orders of 1.5 gigawatts from the USA. Currently, countries are diversifying their supply chain and looking beyond China and thus export should be a good opportunity for Indian manufacturers.

How do you see the future of technology in this sector?

There is a technological evolution taking place in this sector. It will increase the efficiency and enhance the watt peak for the module. With the same footprint, we are ready to provide a higher watt peak with new technologies. We have moved from a multi-crystalline module to a monocrystalline module.

How do you think you can contribute to the GOI’s vision of net-zero carbon emission by 2050?

Managers and businessmen have responded well to this vision. GOI has announced the PLIs scheme in line with this vision which will bring a lot of domestic capacity to achieve this. It is sure we will get close to the vision which would be best for our future generation.

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