Arecent Launch of Solar Products Coming from BYD and KBP Saw a Host of Products
An Indo-Chinese solution for solar power storage methods might be the answer to existing issues related to power shortage. Shruti Marlecha gets you the low down of the product launch that happened in the city
Arecent launch of solar products, coming from the Indo-Chinese collaboration – BYD and KBP – saw a host of products, which could potentially help Tamil Nadu fix its issues of power shortage. Tom Zhao, General Manager, BYD Solar Division 2, said,
We couldn’t have got a better partner. We have formed an ideal collaboration. The Siddique Group has some amazing plans and its detailed market study has prompted us to join hands with them in this project.
Some of the primary products that they are bringing to the Indian market include IT products, solar products, and power storage systems. Power storage system works on the energy of wind and uses battery for the purpose of storage. This battery can help people save the power from solar or wind energy, which can be used in a situation of power shortage. Rafique Siddique expressed his belief that these products would be extremely useful in the Indian market because of the constant hitch in power supply.
“The technology has been developed in such a way that power can be saved and then used when there is a shortage. This will be economical in the long run. This idea is not driven by government policies; this is driven by real needs of the market,” he said.
The product is aimed to work well for retail shop owners, big shopping malls and educational institutions like arts, science and engineering colleges to take up energy audit, in order to cut down the energy costs.
A K Raghavan, Executive Director of Solar Lights and Infra (India) Pvt Ltd, said, “It is important to create awareness among people to use solar energy, so that we can depend less on alternative energies like wind and water. I strongly believe that necessity pushes everyone to take the extreme step and right now, the priority is to develop a better mode of energy generation.”
When asked about their long term goal, Shankar Chaturvedi, Business Head- India, BYD, said that they were planning to set up a manufacturing unit, preferably in Sriperumbudur in Chennai, which will provide employment to over 4000 people.
Differentiation has become the key factor in today’s market. Rafique Siddique is aware of this factor and is ready to take on the challenge. “BYD is a total solution provider. We help people solve power shortage by providing power management and not just the power generation.”
A word from the dealers also conveyed a positive turn to the event. “I took up dealership with BYD because of their strong brand name. Besides, it will help in the creation a better world for tomorrow’s generation,” said a dealer of BYD, adding, “It’s an entirely new concept and I strongly believe in what will be the technology of tomorrow.”
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