he Power sector in India has come a long way since Independence, from 1,300 MW to over 2,70,000 MW in generation capacity and from 2,700 km of 132 kV to more than 7,00,000 km transmission lines upto 1,200 kV level and from 3,000 villages/towns to nearly 5,72,000 electrified today. Despite this high generation of power across the country, households and industries still suffer from regular power cuts, while more than 400 million lack access to even this unreliable supply.Given this energy scenario, the need to expand power generation capacity requires immediate attention. The use of natural resources like solar energy is the most effortless option in this scenario.
Harnessing the Power of Solar Energy
Realizing the significance of using solar energy as a source for power production, in 2013, Anuj Nigam, an industry veteran , a Mechanical Engineer & MBA from the prestigious IIFT, New Delhi and holding over 20 years’ experience in energy and power sector,established Startling Solar Pvt Ltd, aglobally recognized Solar PV (Photovoltaic) and EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) company.Betting on its vision to motivate the use of solar energy, Startling Solar offers turnkey solutions such as Off-Grid System Integration that includes Feasibility Studies, On-Demand System Designing and Installation and Maintenance of SPV (Solar Photovoltaic Systems) for use by Banks, Offices, Colleges, Hospitals; SPV (Solar Photovoltaic Systems) for Factories and Establishments; Solar Street Lighting; and On-Grid System Integration which entails Feasibility study, Site Identification, Project Planning, Technology Selection, Processing of necessary approvals, System Designing, Erection and Commissioning, Testing and Grid Connection, Operation and Maintenance and Monitoring of the project.
“Steering its way ahead, the company has also bagged valuable clients like National Centre for Photovoltaic Research Association, IIT Mumbai; India Thermit, amongst others.”
“It is an onus on companies like us to convince the potential customer of the assured profitability and long term reliability of this green source of energy. With our experience and expertise, we customize the systems based on our client’s need and offer it at a very cost effective price with ensured return on investment. We do not offer any standardized solutions because we believe every customer’s requirement is unique and it has to be catered to in a special manner. This principle is what makes us different from our competitors in the field of system integration,” utters Anuj Nigam, Director, Startling Solar.
Driving ahead with Solar Energy
Headquartered in Mumbai, Startling Solar has also spread its wings across Uttar Pradesh and Chennai. Steering its way ahead, the company has also bagged valuable clients like National Centre for Photovoltaic Research Association, IIT Mumbai; The India Thermit Corporation Ltd, ; State Bank of India, Mumbai; Jet Knitwears Ltd.; Proenn Coatings , Chennai ; AkshardhamMandir, Mumbai and many more.
Conversing about the future roadmap of the company, Anuj concludes, “Our main motto is to augment the power production through solar energy, and we are trying to propagate the usage of rooftop solar power as much as possible. We have tied up with a big European company which is in the field of solar for more than ten years. This has given us the ability to offer our expertise as well as execution skills for the large utility scale projects too. For future, we are looking forward to become the most respected company in Solar Power in India and once this is achieved we will make a dash for our international ambitions.”