Future PV Roundtable @ Renewable Energy India Expo 2018


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What: Future PV Roundtable at REI 2018

When: September 19, from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Where: Renewable Energy India Expo, Conference area, Seafoam Hall

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Innovation continues to be a driver of the global PV industry. India is no exception as the sector continues to pursue the ambitious goal of 100 GW by 2022. But what is the latest status of innovative PV power plant componentry, design, and execution in India in 2018? And what are key drivers and constraints to the adoption of innovative products and approaches?

To answer these questions and more, pv magazine is bringing its Future PV Roundtable to the 12th Renewable Energy India Conference and Expo for the first time in 2018!

The pv magazine Future PV Roundtable will bring together a unique mix of technologists, equipment and material suppliers, and module and power electronics makers, together with investors and project developers, to investigate a wide range of issues pertaining to innovation.

Focus themes will include:

  • A ‘innovation case study discussion’ of bifacial technology, the challenges to widespread adoption right across the supply chain
  • Learnings from other industries about innovation in risk-adverse industries
  • The role of certification as a driver of innovations – in light of new BIS PV standards
  • ‘Next generation’ cell and module concepts and enabling materials


Invited experts

Sunit Arya
Head of Sales for South East Asia & India region
Heraeus Photovoltaic (HPT) business unit.

Sunit Arya is responsible for Business Development & sales operations for Heraeus Photovoltaics solutions  within the region. Mr. Arya has a global working experience of over 15+ yrs  in electronics & Solar manufacturing industry with a versatile experience in production/ technology & engineering to techno-commercial sales.  Prior to Heraeus he held several key positions with reputed organizations in Solar industry such as Vikram Solar, ENLOG, Moser Baer. With a technical background Mr. Arya has a solid experience in business development within Solar Industry for global markets.


Vivek Chaturvedi
Regional Director for DSM’s solar business in India, Middle East and Africa regions

With DSM since 2015, Vivek Chaturvedi was appointed Regional Director for DSM’s solar business in India, Middle East and Africa regions in April 2017. Prior to this he was Country Manager for DSM’s solar business in India. Vivek brings more than 20 years of leadership experience across various industries including the office automation, IT and entertainment industries. He took office products inside Indian homes/home offices that kicked off the concept of retailing office automation products in India between 1996 and 1999.  Between 2001 and 2008 he launched “Made in India” IT Media (Optical Discs) products in more than 80 countries.

Surbhi Singhvi
Manager, Consulting
Bridge to India

Surbhi has over 4 years of experience in the energy sector. She specializes in analyzing market trends and policies in the solar sector. Prior to joining BRIDGE TO INDIA, she worked with CUTS International, CEEW and India Infrastructure. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and a Masters in Economics from GIPE, Pune.

Subrahmanyam Pulipaka
Founder and CEO
Soreva Energy Group

Subrahmanyam has been involved in active research on the reliability of photovoltaics since last 4 years and was one of the youngest researchers from India to present at the 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in the USA and 1st Solar Energy Forum in Qingdao, China. He is the principal at Pilani Photovoltaics, an R&D organization aimed at nurturing and developing technological solutions to solve energy access issues in rural areas. He is also actively involved in green skill development activities and addressed various intergovernmental training programs. He is closely working with clean technology ventures based out of Rwanda and India.

Karishma Dagar
General Manager India

Dagar is a management professional with 15 years of experience in business development, market strategy, communication and brand management across industries including renewable energy, consumer goods, airlines, tourism, news networks and sports organizations. In her professional journey in USA and India she has worked in small and big culturally diverse cross functional teams and constantly changing environment. Holds an MBA from Hult International Business School, USA and Bachelor degree from Delhi University with majors in Economics & Advertising.


Daniel Greger
Product Manager, Business Unit Utility

Greger is responsible for the new inverter generation for large scale PV systems at the company. Prior to that, he acted as the Global Technical Consultant responsible for system design. He holds a Masters Degree of Business Engineering from Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin.


Dr. Rahul Kapil
Operations VP and Director
LONGi Solar

Rahul has 21 years of working experience after completing his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.Kapil has extensive experience in Business Management, Manufacturing Operations, New Product Development, Product Management, Process Engineering, R & D and Technology. He has worked in different products and technologies, including crystalline silicon solar cell and module, heterojunction solar cells, and thin film solar cell and modules. Dr. Rahul has published 18 research papers and filed two patents and is certified Six Sigma Black Belt from Motorola University.

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