In Talks With – Urvish Dave, Co-Founder & Director, Uron Energy

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1. Kindly tell our readers how the journey of Uron Energy began?

The idea and concept for URON actually began in 2009 as a CleanTech Engineering & Project Management company with an objective to provide design & engineering services to developers giving optimum results by adopting state of the art technologies & building energy efficient facilities. We always believed in value creation to get maximum benefits of clean & green energy with negligible upfront costs.

With our engagement & feedback that we received from our clients, even after stringent monitoring & quality checks, we always knew there exists a gap between what our client needs & what is delivered by the companies which executed the project. It was then in 2019, along with my co-founders Kush Choksi & Raj Patel, the journey for URON as a Cleantech Engineering & Management Company, with a major focus on handling turnkey executions for Solar PV Rooftop & Ground Mount projects for the Commercial & Industrial ( C&I ) sector.

Our sincere work & passion to deliver committed results for our clients influenced & fuelled our growth which now spans around seven countries & we are already looking forward to explore emerging markets in the Asia Pacific.

We are very excited as the company is in a fast growing stage & we are also expanding quite rapidly. We now also have set up our office in Toronto, Canada to oversee the US & Canadian markets. We have the right skills, Execution capabilities & Competence to grow in the challenging but very demanding markets with our unique value proposition.

2. Please tell us about your company’s offerings in the solar field.

We are a technology focussed company & our major efforts are towards creating and adding more value to our customers. In the cluttered market segment of EPC players, URON energy stands out with its unique value proposition. We hate to call ourselves an EPC player as our major interest is not to just build a plant but create a project that leaves a lasting impression not just in terms of project quality but delivers the highest generating plants. We believe customers are always interested to adapt to new technologies & want to always have the best but somewhere between the price per kWp of the project & Wp capacities of modules, the plot is lost. URON believes if you are able to focus on the key factors like the Levelised Cost of Energy ( LCOE) & choosing the right products, with the best possible engineering optimizations specific to the site, area of installation & environment can yield the best of the best results. It is not surprising, we have plants that are generating the highest results as compared to anyone in the specific region.

3. What have been some key developments in your company this year?

We are extremely proud to have a passionate team with rich experience, competence & capabilities. To further enhance our positioning, we are very happy to have added Mr. Rajesh Kulkarni, a senior industry veteran to look at our strategic Business Development in India, APAC & ME region. He brings with him 25 plus years of rich experience from the C&I sector in these regions especially on the sales, marketing & distribution activities for leading European companies. Known for his networking abilities & active engagements in URON has already started penetrating the promising markets with strategic tie ups & partnerships.

We have already entered the Canadian Markets & are exploring consulting & EPC opportunities in Solar Rooftops & Storage in the C&I sector. On the product front, we developed unique solutions integrating Storage, EV & Robotics that are bundled together to create value for our clients.

4. What have been the major projects executed by your esteemed company? What projects are you looking forward to?

We have more than a 50MW++ project portfolio & we treat every project as unique in terms of technology adoption. We executed one of the projects in Kutch for the world’s largest clock manufacturer & the project has been one of the most talked-about projects on many professional platforms. This 1MW project is tagged as the highest generating plant in India & has also been covered by you at SolarQuarter. The generation figures of this ground, mount plant with mono perc half cut modules are higher than any other plant in the near vicinity and across India & can be compared to a project with Bifacial modules.

We are very technology agnostic & are always at the forefront when it comes to adopting new technologies. Going forward, you will witness in the next couple of months, URON energy has on its name some of the “First” in the new technology installations & would be a great reference point for our industry peers. 

To mention a few projects, Currently, URON is executing One of India’s to be Largest rooftop Bifacial Solar projects, An extremely unique BIPV project as a part of green building, One of its kind of bifacial rooftop project for India’s leading snack-food manufacturers & distributors with finest state of art automation and artificial intelligence

5. Any plans on expanding your services to regions within/outside India?

Yes very much. The key driver to put our foot outside India is due to our customers who have footholds in the International Markets & who are seeking our support in going carbon neutral & fulfilling their sustainability goals.

We mentioned earlier, we have already started our operations in Canada, USA & are focussing on the new and emerging markets in the Asia Pacific, ME & African Region. We are building strategic business in these regions & are open to partnerships & opportunities in consulting & turnkey EPC services.

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