With an aim to enable Smart Grid infrastructure in India, BORG Energy India Private Limited, a subsidiary of US based BORG Inc, with experience in Alternative Energy and Smart Grid Technology has unveiled its Smart Grid enabled solar energy driven power plant solution and also announced its plans to invest USD 45 Miliion in Indian market for rural electrification and EPC(engineering, procurement and construction) projects within next six months.
The company plans to power 18,000 homes in northern India in next 150 days with BORG Astra Plus Home Series, a Range of fully loaded micro solar power plants, specially designed to meet the energy needs of domestic households and Solar Farm Master Series Controller targeted at generating power for irrigation projects in India.
Talking about these initiatives, Dr. Boaz Augustin Jr., BORG Energy Managing Director – Asia Pacific said, “We will invest 45 Million USD in India within next six months. We commit 25 million USD for rural electrification projects using solar power and 20 million USD will be used for EPC Projects in U.P., Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. We have ambitious plans to install BORG Power plants in 2.5 million households in various states of India over the next 3 years. We are currently developing appropriate retail network of 220 Borg Power Play show rooms in India. BORG Play showrooms are BORG’s exclusive outlets offering experience zones to consumers”.
He further emphasized that the challenge lies in creating greater awareness for green and clean technology, highlighting benefits of solar power by providing power security and generate own electricity for self consumption, thereby reducing dependence on grid power to the Indian consumers. In India, there is currently supply-demand gap of 12 %, necessitating the need to introduce power cuts, both scheduled and unscheduled to all types of consumers. He added that BORG product line is customized for Indian power conditions. BORG’s products will be distributed through distributor network and franchisee model in India.
BORG is also planning to set up a R&D facility in 2016 towards nano technology in solar panels said, Joseph Fournier, Director, BORG Inc.
The world over, implementation of Smart Grid technology is regarded as the first step towards realization of smart city concept, where technology driven automation enables multi set of processes from electricity to traffic lights.