Better Energy signs partnership agreements with Tata Power Solar and Huawei Technologies
Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar cell producer, and Huawei Technologies, one of the world’s leading inverter manufacturers, has entered into new supplier and partnership agreements with Better Energy.
These agreements will support Better Energy’s vision and ambitious plans to build 1GW of solar power by 2020. A capacity equivalent to approx. 650,000 Danes annual power consumption. Management from respectively. Huawei and Tata went to Better Energy’s new Jutland office at Resilience House in Vejle to sign the new agreements. Resilience House is a newly opened innovation and development center for the future’s resilient energy and environmental solutions, and therefore formed the perfect framework for the event.
The partnership agreements, signed in Resilience House, express a common goal of achieving business results as well as accelerating the transition to green energy. “Better Energy is evaluating new development and project opportunities of over 2 GWh. To achieve this, it requires strong partners to work towards common goals, “explains managing partner responsible for Procurement and Technology at Better Energy, Mikkel Dau Jacobsen.
Why Choose Tata Power Solar?
Better Energy has long been looking for a collaborator in module production. “We quickly found common ground and many synergies with Tata, which also goes beyond supply of solar modules. They have a lot of experience in the field of engineering, procurement and engineering, and they have a unique knowledge of new markets that complement our own. It’s a big advantage for us to have this introduction through Tata Steel, “explains Mikkel Dau Jacobsen.
Tata Power Solar has expanded its global range considerably with the delivery of more than 1GW solar modules alone in the last four years. The partnership with Better Energy is particularly in the sense that it demonstrates a shared desire to ensure quality awareness and customer satisfaction. The Partnership with Better Energy increases Tata Power Solar’s presence in the European market further.
Ashish Khanna, Executive Director and CEO of Tata Power Solar, said: “It is a privilege to have partnered with Better Energy and to have the opportunity to deliver world-class solar solutions to European solar projects. The partnership is testament to our ability to deliver high quality products and quality, which has been our force for the last 27 years. We are convinced that our close cooperation, value proposition and product quality will pave the way for further business opportunities. In addition, we are very grateful for the cooperation efforts Tata Steel Denmark has provided. “
Tata Power Solar is a pioneer in solar cell production in India and has been known for their high quality modules for the last 27 years. In addition, Tata Power Solar has one of the industry’s lowest number of returns of modules within the warranty. They are rated as Tier-1 Module Producer of BNEF (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) and have delivered over 1 GW modules to over 30 countries – a milestone that they may like to have reached as the first company in India.
Huawei technology fits as a foot in hose for Danish solar parks
The extent of their production capacity was one of the many reasons why Better Energy wanted to strengthen cooperation with Huawei. “We have used Huawei inverters for a while now. It is state-of-the-art technology and an impressive amount of technical special features for the award. The inverters work great well, but in addition they also have a very special technical design that fits the hose in the way we build facilities in Denmark, “says Mikkel Dau Jacobsen.
“Better Energy is an important partner for Huawei FusionSolar. The cooperation between us is one step further towards spreading solar cell technology and improving human well-being. Huawei is also a customer-oriented company and we will therefore work with Better Energy to achieve their goals for a win-win future through advanced technology and continued innovation, “said Alison Finch, Marketing Director at Huawei FusionSolar Europe.
From transaction to transformation
“Supplier agreements reduce costs, and cooperation agreements set the framework for cooperation, but these are still only trading conditions,” explains Mikkel Dau Jacobsen. “Partnership agreements are about finding basic, common principles, interests, values, as well as taking the time it takes to understand each other’s goals and motivation. It is the only way to achieve real strength and impact. Real change.