There is large potential in off-grid energy supply with renewable energies in India, may it be for household level applications, mini grids or larger industrial consumers. However, the markets are fragmented and not easily accessible. Technologies and business models need to be adapted to the regional context and local partners with relevant knowledge play a vital role.
To address this issue and support German technology and service suppliers, which are looking for cooperation and business partners in India and vice versa, this technology and service booklet across different technologies of Indian and German companies active in the off-grid sector has been developed under the framework of the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF). This has been achieved in fruitful cooperation with the “renewables – Made in Germany” initiative, Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg and Intersolar Mumbai.
The companies listed in this booklet have responded to a request for inclusion sent out by the cooperation partners in October 2014. Whilst they do not represent the entire spectrum of renewable energy technologies and companies active in the off-grid sector in India, the companies on the following pages are fairly representative of the off-grid renewable energy sector in India.