Trina Solar is seeing strong momentum in India’s commercial and industrial (C&I) segment as it approaches its 4GW of installed capacity milestone there.
Gaurav Mathur, Trina Solar India director, says the 4GW milestone will likely be reached in the next few months and is testament to the strong relationships Trina Solar’s sales team has developed with customers.
Indian (C&I) businesses are particularly keen and generally require 50-500kWp; installations. Solar is proving to be very popular with Indian companies in the: textile, pharmaceutical, chemical, logistics and information technology industries, he adds.
C&I customers are drawn to solar energy because it is cheaper than using electricity from the grid.
Some C&I customers pay to have a solar system installed, while there are others that sign a long-term electricity user contract with an energy supplier that then pays for the solar system in return for the resulting revenues.
Owners and financiers of solar installations are now looking more to tier-one manufacturers because of reputation, warranties and reliability ratings.
There was a shake-up in the Indian market, with some tier-two solar module manufacturers effectively exiting the market due to fierce price competition for utility-scale projects.
But overall there is strong awareness in the Indian market for the benefits of solar as a: clean, reliable and cost-effective source of energy.
This is a “Trina PR” which was edited by Clean-Future Team