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Conference Session

The Solar India conference will host a full day Solar Rooftop Summit on 23 May 2019 to take a stock of the solar rooftop sector. The tentative agenda is as follows:

Day 2: 23 May 2019
Time Conference Room B: Solar Rooftop Summit
1000-1130 hrs Harnessing solar energy in cities: Role of residential consumers
Session focus:

• Untapped market potential to achieve 40GW target
• Government policies and schemes for residential consumers
• Opportunities for cities to go solar
• Market challenges and drivers
• Consumer perspective towards rooftop solar in residential categories
• Role of discoms

Chair: Dr. Ashvini Kumar, Senior Director, TERI, India
Keynote Address: Sri G.Raghuma Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Ltd. Hyderabad

• Ms. Selna Saji, Research Analyst, CEEW, India
• Mr. Raushan Kumar, Head-Channel Sales, Havells Solar, India
• Mr. Alok Varma, Associate Director, HCL Foundation, India
• Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, AVP and Head Renewable, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, India
• Mr. Vamsi Gaddam, Joint MD, Visaka Industries, India
1130-1145 hrs Tea break
1400-1530 hrs Building an investment ecosystem for rooftop solar in India
Session focus:

• Which one of the CAPEX and OPEX model would lead?
• Recent investment trends in rooftop sector

• Access to capital: challenges faced by consumers in availing solar loans
• Are banks financing rooftop solar systems - learnings from their experience
• Role of financing institutions in bridging the capital gap
• Challenges faced by developers
• Solutions to promote capital investment in rooftop solar sector
• Mechanisms to assess credit worthiness of consumers
• Innovative solutions and learnings from outside India

Chair and Keynote Address: Mr. Sudhir Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India

• Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi, Head - Standards and Research, SCGJ, India
• Mr. Sidharth Das, Head Roof Top Projects, Havells Solar, India
• Mr. Pradyumna Dwivedi, Sr. Manager Growth & Strategy, Navitas Solar, India
• Mr. Thorben Glaser, Project Manager, KfW
• Mr. Harshit Poddar, Co-Founder, SafEarth Clean Technologies Pvt Ltd., India
• Mr. Shravan Sampath, Chief Executive Officer, Oakridge Energy, India
• Mr. Abhilakh Singh, GM (Technical), IREDA, India

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