Major Genset Manufacturer, Sudhir Power, Forays Into Solar EPC –An Interview @REI 2016

Sudhir Power has established its EPC wing for solar services since the last year and is looking to expand in this division. Solar EPC was a natural diversification for Sudhir Power because of its four- decade old existence in the electrical industry. A brief interview during the recent REI Expo 2016, held at Noida.


Sudhir Power is an end-to-end solution provider in the Indian power sector, providing complete turnkey electrical solutions, ranging from generation, distribution to electrification. Founded in 1973, Sudhir Group is known for its commitment to new and innovative technology and has become a name to reckon with for generators, transformers, and EPC contracts covering electrical and mechanical services.

Solar EPC was a natural diversification for Sudhir Power because of its four- decade old existence in the electrical industry.

Sudhir Power has established its EPC wing for solar services since the last year and is looking to expand in this division. Solar Mango team was able to catch up with Mr.Zeeshan Khan, Manager, and Solar Division of Sudhir Power for a brief interview during the recent REI Expo 2016, held at Noida.
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A quick snapshot of the interview is given below:

Interview with Sudhir Power

What was the motivation behind diversifying into Solar EPC from general electrical and mechanical services?

Sudhir Power is already an established name in the electrical sub-contracting domain and has previously partnered with major Solar EPCs for technical assistantship for their projects. Previous exposure from such business partnerships made us want to offer complete and exclusive turnkey assistance for solar power projects.

What are the key products and solutions Sudhir Power provides to the Indian solar sector?

Sudhir Power offers end-to end solar EPC solution – starting from design till commissioning. We also offer string combiner boxes, transformers, HT-LT panels, gensets, etc.  to our customers We have been offering our exclusive services since the last one year and have a 100 kWp rooftop project for the prestigious AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Rajasthan to our credit. Moreover, we have previously partnered with several solar industry giants for the actual implementation and erection of the electrical infrastructure for the solar projects.

Which are the key end user segments for your products and solutions?

We are mainly looking at Industrial Plants, Commercial/Residential Complexes, Shopping Malls, Government Facilities, Airports, Telecom Industries, Hospitals, etc. We would like to offer our solutions mainly to the Delhi, U.P and Haryana market, to leverage on proximity advantages.

What are the highlights and USPs of your products and solutions?

Our existence in the electrical sub-contracting industry for the last forty years is our main USP. We have a strong focus on innovation and technology and also come with solid experience in the electrical engineering sector. Moreover, we have established several tactical partnerships through which our customers can benefit and we would be able to deliver projects of very high quality.

Any future products and solutions you are coming up with for the Indian market?

We plan to launch a module manufacturing unit and expand ourselves further more in the solar sector.

What are the key learning you have had from the Indian solar energy sector so far?

The key learning we have from the solar industry is that it is very fluctuating in nature, be it about the prices or technology. As an experienced player in the electrical industry in India, we have come to conclude that solar power will find its maximum takers from the commercial and industrial segments.

What, according to you, are the key challenges faced by the Indian Solar market?

The biggest challenge we see right now is the price competitiveness in the solar industry. There is no fixed price for most services and products and we hear rates falling within a very wide range. Another challenge in the solar industry is the lack of technical awareness among the solution providers. This, we feel, will inadvertently reflect in the quality of the executed solar projects, sooner or later.
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Increased Power Demand Will Impel Global Diesel Generator Market to $17.6 Billion by 2020.

Continuous and reliable power supply is becoming a critical factor due to increased dependency on technology and interconnected systems across the globe. Various end user sectors such as healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical industries, manufacturing facilities, transportation & communication systems, data centers, fueling stations and water & sewage facilities require consistent power supply to ensure seamless operations. Not restricted to this but now a days, almost each and every organization needs consistent power supply, as data loss can be more expensive than the capital expenditure required for backup power equipment. Therefore, demand for diesel generators growth owing to infrastructure expansion, establishment of new industries and changing business environment in the country. In India, power supply from the grid is often insufficient to meet power requirements across various sectors. Consequently, diesel gensets play a pivotal role in providing reliable and high-quality power backup during power cuts as well as stand-alone power generation systems.


Strong economic growth coupled with power deficits in many parts of the country would foster the demand for diesel gensets over the forecast period. Also, growing number of telecom towers in the country are expected to boost the diesel gensets market.

Over the years, demand for power has increased tremendously in India and worldwide. Requirement for continuous power has become one of the major challenge. On account of increasing electricity demand-supply gap, lack of grid connectivity and surging infrastructure in remote areas, deployment of diesel gensets on larger scale is witnessed in the country. Thus, fulfilling all major requirements SUDHIR Power Limited (SPL) formerly known as SUDHIR gensets Limited, has continuously served the widespread Indian industry in the Indian Power generation sector that has been providing complete turnkey solutions to the nation, right from Generation and Distribution to Electrification.


SUDHIR, an industry leader in the field of setting up Diesel based Captive Power plants up to 20,000MW which help us to serve over 40,000 customers base annually. It dominates its segment in silent diesel and gas gensets ranging from 7.5KVA – 3000KVA, powered by Cummins engine with the latest CPCB II norms for air and noise pollution and meets the stringent norms for emission specified by the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MOEF).

Indian diesel gensets market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.64% from 2016-22 (as per 6wresearch report). The global diesel generator market is set to grow from $14.7 billion in 2016 to $17.6 billion in 2020 (as per global data research report.)



During last couple of years, diesel gensets market in India registered sluggish growth due to improved power demand-supply situation and slowdown in industrial and construction activities especially in southern region. Further, with the adoption of alternative fuel powered gensets and increasing generation of electricity from solar power affected the growth of the market during this time frame. However, in the forecast period, ‘Make in India’ campaign, smart cities project, expansion of public & private infrastructures would fuel diesel gensets market in India

North American and European markets are heading towards maturity while the emerging markets in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America and rest of the world are the highest to increase power demand owing to infrastructural developments in the countries. Gas gensets are one of the emerging power source and a substitute for diesel gensets.