Ecoppia, global leader in robotic cleaning for large scale solar PV sites, has begun building its Indian and Asian operations, starting with hiring a new VP for the region, Nalin Sharma. The announcement follows a recently signed partnership agreement with Fortune 500 OEM Sanmina Corporation to produce up to a GW worth of robots at a new facility in southern India.
Sharma is a veteran of the Indian solar industry and brings many years of management experience to the role. He was an early employee and Head – Channel Partnership at SunEdison Asia, spearheaded channel strategy at Tata Power Solar (part of the $100 Billion Tata Group) and more recently was Vice President – Solar at RattanIndia. He started his career with BPCL, a Global Fortune 500 energy company, where he was responsible for annual revenues of $76 million. He holds a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, and an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Based in Delhi, Sharma joins Ecoppia at a pivotal moment for the company’s growth. With demand soaring, Sharma will be tasked with scaling up business primarily in India, while growing existing accounts in the region with some of the India’s largest energy players.Commenting, Sharma said, “I’m very excited to be joining Ecoppia – its technology is set to transform the industry, and having the opportunity to spearhead development and growth in this strategic market is very exciting.”As part of a growing presence in India and Asia, Sharma is the first of multiple hires building out Ecoppia’s capacity in logistics, operations and project management.
Ecoppia CEO Eran Meller comments, “We’re very excited to have Nalin join our experienced top management team, marking the first step in growing our operations in Asia. With Nalin’s experience and capability, we’re expecting to dramatically accelerate our growth in the region and further cement our reputation as the gold standard for utility solar O&M.”Ecoppia will be deployed with 5 of the world’s largest energy players by the end of the year.