India’s solar power prospects likely to boost as German firm enters the market

German giant Gehrlicher Solar AG in collaboration with Greenforce Enviro Pvt. Ltd.,has endeavoured to form the Joint Venture Company, Gehrlicher Solar (India) Pvt. Ltd. in a bid to offer EPC and other services for solar power plants which are being planned as a response to the recently announced Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission by the Government of India. The policy envisages installation of Solar Power Plants to achieve 20,000 MW capacities by 2020, thus offering a huge opportunity in the field of solar power.
Gehrlicher Solar AG is a highly reputed German company operating in the field of Solar Photovoltaic. The Company designs, constructs, finances and operates photovoltaic plants and also offers photovoltaic modules and components. The company also manages operations and administration of over 30 solar investment funds. Gehrlicher is a global company with business operations in Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia and US.
Gehrlicher Solar AG has successfully executed more than 50 large solar power system projects with highly innovative and cost-effective technologies at various locations throughout the world. The company enjoys the distinguished experience of 15 years in solar power system project planning and execution with distinctive first-mover achievements. Gehrlicher Solar AG is one of the top 10 Solar Power EPC companies in the world with a turnover of over 300 million Euros.
The company is a part of Gehrlicher Group with companies functioning in 7 European Countries and USA. The Group also has affiliated companies which operate and administer over 30 solar investment funds. Gehrlicher possesses outstanding achievements as also recognition from corporate, government and International agencies. Mr. Klaus Gehrlicher, a gifted value-driven entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of the company.
Greenforce Enviro Pvt. Ltd. is a company providing viable solutions in the field of renewable energy and environment. Greenforce is dedicated to green development, including solar (photovoltaic and thermal), bio-gas, MSW treatment and other green technologies. Greenforce Enviro Pvt. Ltd. is backed by SohamGroup Developers, a reputed Thane- Mumbai based real estate development group with more than 60 completed projects to its credit and is executing layout and township projects in Nagpur, Thane and other locations, now in collaboration with Preuksa, one of the largest real estate company in East Asia based out of Thailand. The Group is headed by Mr. Chetan Parekh, a gold medalist civil engineer, with outstanding achievements to his credit.
Greenforce Enviro Pvt. Ltd. has Mr. Deepak Gadhia as Principal and Chief Mentor. Mr. Gadhia returned to India from Germany 25 years back at the invitation of Shri Rajiv Gandhi and has been instrumental in bringing solar concentrator technology in India and founded a company Gadhia Solar which has several large and prestigious projects to its credit, including the world’s largest Solar Steam Cooking system capable of cooking 50,000 meals per day and solar power based 100-tonne a/c plant at Muni-Seva Ashram in Gujarat.
Prof. DD Patel, Vice-Chairman of Greenforce Enviro Pvt. Ltd. is a reputed professor of Management & a consultant with more than 25 years of experience in India and overseas in the field of Management education, training and consultation. Prof. Patel was the first professor and joint director at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research and was associated with it for 23 years.
Gehrlicher Solar (India) Pvt. Ltd. has framed an ambitious business plan for the Indian market & is being led by Mr. Brijesh Patel, the CEO.

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