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MOU with Spanish Solar Association

Facilitating Spanish Investment and Technology Transfer in Indian Solar Sector.

India’s NSEFI signs MOU with the Spanish Photovoltaic Union(UNEF) at Madrid, Spain

India’s apex solar association National Solar Energy Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate Spanish Investment and Technology transfer at Madrid last week during the Annual Solar Meet known as SOLAR FORUM where over 600 delegates from Spanish Solar industry were present.

The MOU was signed by the President of the Spanish PV Association (UNEF), Jorge Barredo, from the Spanish side and Founder Chairman of the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), Pranav R Mehta from the Indian side, who is also the Chairman-Elect of the Global Solar Council. Also present was Mr. Jose Donoso, General Manager of UNEF and Co-Chairman of the Global Solar Council.

“India is the third largest solar market and with exponential growth in the last few years achieving 16.2 GW installed capacity, is poised to achieve 100 GW by 2020. India offers very attractive investment and technology transfer opportunities for Spanish solar industry which has a rich experience, thus creating a win-win situation” said Pranav R Mehta on the occasion.

According to the agreement, the collaboration includes commercial missions, the sharing of best-practice, as well as of technical and policy information. “In India, PV is already more competitive than coal, and it is one of the countries with the most potential to develop PV, with the forecast of reaching 100 GW in 2022. We hope we will implement a fruitful cooperation” said Jorge Barredo of Spanish Solar Union.

Shri Mehta also met Spain’s Secretary of Energy Daniel Lavia and extended an invitation to the Spanish Government and Renewable Energy industry to participate actively in Global Renewable Energy Investment Summit REINVEST 2018 being organized by the Government of India and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) 19 – 21 April, 2018 at Greater Noida, near New Delhi, India.

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Part 2/4 – Inaugural Session at 6th EQ Cleantech Finance Summit Delhi, 02-03 November

Inaugural Session at 6th EQ Cleantech Finance Summit Delhi, 02-03 November

Panellists –

  • Pranav Mehta, Chairman, NSEFI
  • Tanya Singhal, Founder and Director, SolarArise
  • Keshav Prasad, COO, IL&FS Energy Development Company
  • Pankaj Sehgal, Managing Director, SUN Group
  • Goutam Samanta, Head PV Technology, Orange Renewable
  • AK Jain, MD, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited
  • Pinaki Bhattacharyya, CEO, AMP Solar Group
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    Part 3/4 – Inaugural Session at 6th EQ Cleantech Finance Summit Delhi, 02-03 November

    Inaugural Session at 6th EQ Cleantech Finance Summit Delhi, 02-03 November

    Panellists –

  • Pranav Mehta, Chairman, NSEFI
  • Tanya Singhal, Founder and Director, SolarArise
  • Keshav Prasad, COO, IL&FS Energy Development Company
  • Pankaj Sehgal, Managing Director, SUN Group
  • Goutam Samanta, Head PV Technology, Orange Renewable
  • AK Jain, MD, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited
  • Pinaki Bhattacharyya, CEO, AMP Solar Group
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    Part 4/4 – Inaugural Session at 6th EQ Cleantech Finance Summit Delhi

    Inaugural Session at 6th EQ Cleantech Finance Summit Delhi, 02-03 November

    Panelists –

  • Pranav Mehta, Chairman, NSEFI
  • Tanya Singhal, Founder, and Director, Solar Arise
  • Keshav Prasad, COO, IL&FS Energy Development Company
  • Pankaj Sehgal, Managing Director, SUN Group
  • Gautam Samanta, Head PV Technology, Orange Renewable
  • AK Jain, MD, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited
  • Pinaki Bhattacharyya, CEO, AMP Solar Group
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    6th EQCFS Nov 2-3, 2017 at Radisson New Delhi Airport

    Warm Greetings from EQ Magazine !!!

    Kindly take note of upcoming EQ Conference

    6th EQ Cleantech Finance & Investment Summit (EQCFS)
    Nov 02-03, 2017, New Delhi – 9AM to 6PM
    Hotel Radisson near IGIA New Delhi Airport

    For Delegate Registrations, Please Visit

    Event Sponsors/Partners
    Sungrow : Diamond & Diwali Networking Dinner Reception
    Jinko Solar : Lanyard
    First Solar : Session Partner
    Alion Energy : Exhibit Partner
    Waaree Energies : Make in India
    Navitas Solar : PV Module
    Cleantech Solar : RESCO Partner

    For Speaking Slot, Sponsorship, Exhibiting Space, Delegate Registrations,Branding etc…Please Contact Gourav Garg , Stuti Jain , Prasoon Agrawal

    ​​Special Event Highlights – ​​Inaugural Keynote Address ​
    ​Mr. Raman Nanda, CEO, SB Energy (SoftBank)

    Special Technology Presentation ​
    ​Sunil Badesra, Regional Manager, Sungrow India

    Confirmed Speaker List
    1. Karan Mitroo, Partner, Luthra & Luthra
    2. Anuvrat Joshi, Director, Cleantech Solar
    3. Bhanu Mehrotra, IFC Advisor for RUMS, IFC
    4. Raman Nanda, CEO, SB Energy (SoftBank)
    5. *Amit Barve, Vice President – Business Development & Marketing, Enerparc
    6. Ashu Gupta, Vice President – Corporate, Ujaas Energy
    7. *Anchit Gupta, Director – Business Development, Focal Energy
    8. Onkar Kapoor, CEO, SITAC RE
    9. Tejpreet S. Chopra, President & CEO, Bharat Light & Power Group
    10. Satish Gupta, CFO, Tata Power Solar
    11. Brajesh Kumar Sinha, Vice President – Business Development, Fourth Partner Energy
    12. *Roshan Gandhi, CFO, Mahindra
    13. European Investment Bank
    14. Ritesh Pothan, Sr. VP BD, Scorpius Trackers
    15. Nitesh Madan, Regional Head – North, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    16. Vivek Bhardwaj, North India Sales Director, Jinko Solar
    17. Harish Ahuja, Founder, IndiaGo Solar
    18. ​Rajendra Shrivastav, ​President, AES India
    19. Sabyasachi Majumdar, Senior Vice President, ICRA Ltd
    20. Hiten Parekh, Head, Everest Solar
    21. *Suhas Pansare, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Relyon Solar
    22. Srishti Ahuja, Director – Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
    23. Pratyush Thakur, COO, BLP Statkraft
    24. Sunil Rathi, Director Sales & Marketing, Waaree
    25. Ritu Lal, VP Business Development, Amplus Solar
    26. Pankaj Sehgal, Managing Director, SUN Group
    27. Randeep Bora, Head – Government Business, CleanMax Solar
    28. Amit Mehta, Assistant Vice President, Greenstone Advisory
    29. Allen Cao, Country Head India, Arctech Solar
    30. Deepak Khare, Vice President Technical, GDF SUEZ ENGIE
    31. Shailendra Bebortha, Managing Director, IBC SOLAR Projects
    32. Kiran Patil, MD, PLG Clean Energy Projects
    33. Abhilakh Singh, GM, IREDA
    34. Vandana Gombar*, BNEF, Bloomberg
    35. Naveen Khandelwal, Head- Investments & Strategy, Hero Future Energies
    36. Pradeep Chauhan, Country Manager – India, Solar Pack (IPP)
    37. Vinay Goyal, MD, Ganges Internationale
    38. Pawan Kumar Agrawal, Sr. President-Corporate Finance, YES BANK Ltd.
    39. Pinaki Bhattacharyya, CEO, AMP Solar Group
    40. Tanya Singhal, Founder and Director, SolarArise
    41. Mukund Santhanam, Capital Markets & Treasury Solutions, Deutsche Bank
    42. Rishi Agarwal, Zonal Head- Project & Structured Finance, Aditya Birla Group
    43. Keshav Prasad, COO, IL&FS Energy Development Company
    44. Sunil Agrawal, Business Head Infra Finance, Reliance Capital
    45. Daanish Varma, Director – Investment Banking, Yes Bank
    46. Sanjeev Gupta, MD, Nexgen Financial Services
    47. Priyanka Gupta, Manager, PTC
    48. Sujoy Ghosh, Country Head-India, First Solar Power India
    49. Kapil Maheshwari*, CEO, Hinduja Renewables Pvt Ltd
    50. Goutam Samanta, Head PV Technology, Orange Renewable
    51. Gaurav D. Joshi, Senior Environment Specialist – Environmental and Natural Resources Global Practice, IBRD-IDA (World Bank)
    52. Amresh Mahajan, AVP Technology, ACME
    53. Brijesh Gupta, CEO Renewable Energy Business, Atha Group
    54. Shekhar Dutt, Director General, Solar Power Developers Association
    55. Kartikeya Narain Sharma, Head – Growth & Strategy, Sunsure Energy
    56. Sunil Singh, CEO, OPG Power
    57. Ruby Ojha, Environmental and Social Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation
    58. *Divyaksh Sehgal, Associate Vice President, Infrastructure Kotak Mahindra Capital
    59. *Archit Chaurasiya, Associate Vice President, Infrastructure, Kotak Mahindra Capital
    60. Pankaj Sindwani, VP, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited
    61. Debal Mitra, Senior Vice President – Risk, SREI
    62. Pranav Mehta, Chairman, NSEFI
    63. AK Jain, MD, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited
    64. Alipt Sharma,Principal,GEF Advisors India
    65. Chetan Shah,Director,Goldi Green
    66. Balwant Joshi,Managing Director,Idam Infra
    67. Ashish Agnihotri,Business Development Leader – North,Oriano Solar

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    Shri Pranav Mehta Ji Elected Chairman of Global Solar Council

    It is a matter of great pride and pleasure for EQ Group to announce that NSEFI Chairman Pranav R Mehta was unanimously elected as Chairman-elect of Global Solar Council at its board meeting at Las Vegas on 12th September.

    Secretary of MNRE Shri Anand Kumar who was present at Las Vegas addressed the Global Solar Council earlier in the day highlighting the Indian opportunities and inviting the Global solar companies to participate in the forthcoming
    REINVEST 2017 event also warmly congratulated Shri Mehta on this international honor.

    Global Solar Council is an apex international organization formed at Paris during the COP 21 Climate Dialogue as a private sector response to the ISA launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then French President Francoise Hollande. Global Solar Council represents solar industry from major countries such as USA, France, Germany, China, Spain, Itali, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, Middle East countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia etc.

    It is a matter of pride for our country that an Indian will be the Chairman of such a powerful international solar organization.

    On my personal behalf and on behalf of Team EQ I heartily congratulate Shri Pranav Mehta for keeping the Indian Flag flying high in global solar fraternity and bringing this honour to the country. Our Best wishes to Shri Pranavbhai for great success in his new international role.

    When the EQ Team congratulated him, his response was :
    “🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
    Zanda uncha rahe hamara… Shan na uski Jane paye… chahe Jan bhale hi jaye….”

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    Pranav Mehta Receives 2017 Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy at the hands of Shri Piyush Goyal

    NSEFI Chairman Pranav R Mehta, who is also the Co-Chairman of Global Solar Council received the prestigious Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy from the Energy and Environment Foundation at the hands of Minister of State for Power , New and Renewable Energy ,Coal and Mines ( Independent Charge) Shri Piyush Goyal at a glittering ceremony at the national capital New Delhi on 21 August 2017.

    The award given to Shri Pranav Mehta is for his Vision, leadership, outstanding contribution and for demonstrating excellence in the Renewable energy Sector. Shri Anil Razdan former Power Secretary is the Chairman of the Energy and Environment Foundation.

    The other awardees this year included Dr.R.Seetharaman Chief Executive Officer Doha Bank, State of Qatar, Dr. Lawrence Jones Vice President, International Programs Edison Electric Institute, USA, Dr. Martin Keller Director, NREL U.S. Department of Energy USA, MR. Dolf Dielen Director International Renewable Energy Agency, Germany, Mr. Manoj K. Upadhyay CMD ACME Group.

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    Pranav Mehta Receives 2017 Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy at the hands of Shri Piyush Goyal

    Pranav Mehta Receives 2017 Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy at the hands of Shri Piyush Goyal

    For more information please see below link…
    Pranav Mehta Receives 2017 Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy at the hands of Shri Piyush Goyal

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    Pranav R.Mehta”s view on Safe Guard Duty in PV Tech International Magazine

    ” The aggressive bid tariffs from July 30 up to now, are a clear indication that the industry has already factored in the 25% safeguard duty the new projects will not be gravely impacted; the big worry lie with the aggregate 16 GW solar projects in the pipeline.
    To keep the pipeline projects financially viable.MNRE will have to waive duties for these projects. If not, NSEFI is ready to go to court for exemption.”

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