Kirloskar Solar plans to strengthen presence in Kerala
KOCHI: Kirloskar Solar Pvt. Ltd. (KSTPL), part of Kirloskar group is planning to tap the potential in Kerala as part of strengthening its presence in the country. It has partnered with GSL Energy Solutions to achieve 200 mw of solar power in the state by 2020.
The company plans to cover a broad spectrum of market covering domestic, educational, hospitality, healthcare, commercial and industrial uses. “ Our main areas of focus will be healthcare, commercial and industrial uses,’’ said Deepak Palvankar, head of solar business of KSTPL.
He said the solar industry in the country has been growing 20 to 30% rate and is set for consolidation in the coming years. “ We would soon launch new products like ready to install on-grid solar kits, solar off grid inverters and power packs and an innovative solar product that will produce hot water as well as electricity,’’ Palvankar said.
Jackson Mathew, MD of GSL Energy Solutions said compared with other states Kerala is yet to realise the potential of solar power. “ The state now has only a capacity of 88.5 mw compared with 1900 mw in Tamil Nadu and 2300 mw in Karnataka,’’ he said. The company has launched a scheme to encourage domestic users to convert their invertors to solar ones.