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Unlocking Solar Project Success: Best Practices for Selecting the Right Tracker System

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In this pv magazine Webinar, we will explore how advanced tracker technology can improve both the longterm return on investment for solar in the region and help future-proof projects as weather conditions grow more extreme.


India’s solar market is growing at a rapid pace, buoyed by government support that has seen an 18% increase in new utility-scale projects in the financial year ending March 2024 compared to last, according to JMK Research. It expects India will install over 21 GW in FY25, the vast majority of that in the large-scale segment.

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will explore how advanced tracker technology can improve both the longterm return on investment for solar in the region and help future-proof projects as weather conditions grow more extreme.

Specifically, it will examine the key technical factors when selecting trackers, both in terms of the engineering design phases and long-term operation. These are vital to understand, especially given India is densely populated and large tracts of its land are used for agriculture. On top of this, regions in India’s south and west experience high winds, while its east is prone to flooding.

Solar projects, thus, need to be both durable and reliable as well as profitable, all while keeping an eye to optimum land use.

To understand how tracker technology can help deliver these outcomes, panelists Samul Verma, Head of Civil Engineering at Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy; Prasanta Patra, Assistant Vice President of Ayana Renewables India; and Siddharth Singh, head of the Civil & Structural Engineering team at Serentica Renewables, will join speaker Abhilash Pamulaparthy, Senior Product Manager at Nextracker.

Nextracker’s Pamulaparthy will also present on how the company’s tracker solutions can benefit the Indian market and ultimately reduce project’s levelized cost of energy (LCOE), as well as expanding on Nextracker’s terrain-following solutions, software capabilities and extreme weather features.

pv magazine webinar content:

  • Technical considerations for tracker selection
  • Design pyramid for tracker systems
  • Best practices in product & project engineering
  • Drafting stronger Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Wind tunnel testing protocols and extreme weather considerations

Attendees will be able to ask questions during the interactive Q&A session as part of the webinar. Moderating is pv magazine India editor, Uma Gupta and pv magazine’s Bella Peacock.

Registration for this pv magazine is free of charge.


Abhilash Pamulaparthy | Senior Product Manager, Nextracker

Abhilash Pamulaparthy brings nearly two decades of experience in product design and development to his role as Senior Product Manager at Nextracker. He started his career as a Mechanical Engineer at Navistar Inc in 2005, and navigated through diverse leadership positions spanning engineering, sales, and marketing domains. At Nextracker, Abhilash leads the Product team in MEIAT region to develop cutting-edge solar tracker products, translating market needs into tangible solutions that optimize performance and deliver exceptional value to Nextracker's customers.

Prasanta Patra | Assistant Vice President, Ayana Renewables India

Prasanta Patra has more than 22 years of experience in the areas of Design, Business Development, Project Management, and Operations Maintenance. He is presently designated as Assistant Vice President with Ayana Renewables India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore heading the Design & Engineering. In addition, he has successfully filed 10 Patents in the field of Power & Energy and received Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in the areas of process improvement.

Samul Verma | Head Engineering (Civil), Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy

Samul Verma is the Head of Engineering for Civil at Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited (SWREL). He joined SWREL in 2016 to manage emerging markets of India and SAARC countries. He has also been responsible for Asia-Pacific business and Floating Solar projects. Over his career, spanning more than two and a half decades, he has worked with organizations as design and construction engineer in the fields of process and power industries. He has experience of leading teams for the completion of big projects.

Siddharth Singh | AVP - design & Engineering, Serentica Renewables

Engineering professional with overall experience of 16 years with last 9 years in the renewable energy sector in companies like Serentica, GE Renewable, ACME & Reliance. With a proven track record in engineering design, he has completed more than 3.5 GW Renewable projects across India, Turkey, Vietnam, Nigeria, etc. Siddharth holds a degree in Civil Engineering from NIT Jaipur and is currently heading the Civil/Structural Engineering team at Serentica Renewables.


Bella Peacock | Editor, pv magazine Australia

Bella completed her MA in English Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, living and working in Berlin and Sarajevo for four years before returning home to Australia in 2019. She joined pv magazine Australia in 2020, after 18 months working as a digital producer for Nine, and has since become completely engrossed by the world of renewable energy, technology and sustainability. Bella has completed a BA in Media Arts & Production at Sydney’s University of Technology.

Uma Gupta | Editor, pv magazine India

Based in New Delhi, Uma reports on the latest PV market trends and projects in India. After gaining an MSc Physics (Electronics) and an MBA, she has gone on to accrue over a decade of experience in technology journalism. Uma has been working for pv magazine India since 2018.

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