In Conversation With Mr. Dharshan Kumar Jain & Head of Sales South India, Goodwe

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1. Please tell us about GoodWe’s current product range. Are you planning to bring some new models to India in 2022?

GoodWe On Grid Solar string inverters have been used in residential and commercial rooftops, industrial and utility scale systems and range from 0.7kW to 250kW. GoodWe inverters Residential solutions ranging from 0.7 to 15 kW, Commercial and Industrial (C&I) segment ranging from 17 to 136 kW and utility scale solar power plants we are offering 250kW inverter. Also, GoodWe offers PV+storage (Hybrid) solutions inverters ranging from 3kW to 50kW for residential, commercial and industrial markets. 

In 2022 Q2, Goodwe plans to launch a 300kW+ inverter in utility scale solar markets and 100kW+ commercial energy storage products. 

2. Brief our readers on GoodWe’s new HT 1500V Series (225/250kW) inverter for utilization in solar utilities.

The new HT 1500V Series (225/250kW) is GoodWe’s top inverter for utilization in solar utilities with an extensive list of features designed to reduce system and O&M costs. This inverter boasts 12 MPPTs, PLC communication and is compatible with bifacial modules. The HT-1500V Series features string level monitoring and incorporates I-V curve diagnosis for intelligent detection of voltage and current issues. It features internal humidity detection, and It can realize 24-hour monitoring and O&M during nighttime. The configuration of the HT 1500V can be easily done via Bluetooth and firmware diagnosis and upgrading can be operated remotely. These outstanding sets of features were conceived to ensure the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE)

3. How do you plan to accelerate your growth in India against the competition?

Almost daily we are having new players in the string inverter market. However, the key is how sustainable and reliable one can be. When we are supplying such large volumes of inverters in the market, then Service is key to move ahead.

In GoodWe we are always striving to make our products better and more perfect as per the market requirement and new policies and guidelines.

Our inverters comprise the best component from the best brands that are available from Europe and U.S. Our R&D are constantly working on upgrading the inverters to increase the efficiency

4. How different is the Indian market dynamics compared to the other international markets?

India continues to be one of the most attractive markets for solar investment in the world. An ambitious solar energy target of 100 GW, a focus on domestic manufacturing, and increased attention to distributed generation – including agricultural pumps and rooftops – are enabling policy initiatives.

India’s favourable climatic conditions, the Union Government has identified solar as a key pillar for its power supply strategy and is committed to one of the largest solar energy capacity expansion programs in the world.

For now, India’s solar market is driven by large-scale, ground-mounted projects. With many utility-scale projects in the pipeline, this trend is likely to continue. This is not unusual for emerging markets, if you see the European or the US markets, they are most driven by rooftop projects. In India Installing large quantities of utility-scale solar is much easier than establishing a distributed PV rooftop market, which takes a substantial period of time with having to educate many consumers.

Moving forward, the distributed solar rooftop market is the key to reach the 40 GW milestone set by the government. Around 20 states have introduced dedicated policies and net metering regulations. Reliable products, O&M quality, Attractive policy & supportive DISCOMS are crucial for the current market.

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