Sunshot: Providing Comprehensive Rooftop Solar Power Plant Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Customers

Rahul dasari, CEOIndia is witnessing huge investments in the renewable energy sector in order to meet the growing domestic demand for energy and reduce the carbon footprint. The country has high solar insolation making solar power as one of the viable renewable sources of energy. Increase in adoption of solar power from industrial & commercial segment coupled with an aggressive push by the government has resulted in the growth of India Solar Rooftop Systems Market. According to 6Wresearch, India Solar Rooftop Systems Market revenue is projected to grow at a CAGR of 31.92 percent during 2016- 22. Incorporated in the year 2010, Sunshot Technologies is an onsite solar power solutions company that provides comprehensive rooftop solar power plant solutions for commercial and industrial customers. With more than 175 solar installations, Sunshot is the trusted partner of more than 70 top corporates in India. The company’s mission is to offer reliable solutions that provide longterm sustainable benefits to the customers.

Sunshot offers various solutions such as Solar Power Plant, Solar Plant Structures and Energy Analytics. “We have successfully installed solar rooftop power plants across several sectors including airports, manufacturing facilities, special economic zones, resorts & hotels, educational institutes, and many more. Sunshothave built multiple technologies and financial solutions for enabling the same. The firm offers both, Capex and Opex models and is now in the
process of building financing schemes for lesser rated SME’s who lack financial support from the formal sector. Sunshot is the first company in the country to 3D print rooftop structure prototypes to ensure customized snuggly fit structures to minimize vibrations and to avoid longterm damage to PV modules. The company also has proprietary state-of-the-art CloudBased IoT Platform for data driven Operation & Maintenance of the power plants,” says Mr. Rahul Dasari, CEO, Sunshot.

Sunshot is the first company in the country to 3D print rooftop structure prototypes to ensure customized snuggly fit structures to minimize vibrations and to avoid long-term damage to PV modules

The firm has served various clients over the years such as Endress + Hauser Flowtech (I)Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad, Cognizant Chennai, Carnival Infopark Cochin, Brookefields MallCoimbatore, The Gateway Shriram Properties Chennai, Whirlpool Faridabad are to name a few. Further, Sunshot has also accomplished marquee projects at Bangalore International Airport 3.35 MWp, Mumbai International Airport 4.6 MWp, and a lot more. “We leverage the latest available technologies to maximize per sq.ft solar power generation in the available rooftop. Having a dedicated operation & maintenance team, we have developed cloud-based IoT platform, which helps our clients in online monitoring of solar power plant performance and notified for predictive data driven operations & maintenance,” adds Mr. Rahul.

The factor that differentiates the firm from that of its counterparts is the ability to innovate “We were the first company to introduce the Build Own Operate model to the Indian solar industry. The firm keeps the focus on to develop safer power plants, improve quality of installations along with robust operation and maintenance procedures. Sunshot is highly customer centric and execution oriented. These are one of the main traits that helped us in creating excellence in a competitive solar EPC market. Additionally, we have also launched two new brands in the market Solar module mounting structure brand PVFix and Cloudbased IoT platform for Energy Analytics and Management S.E.A. They have added immense value to our core business,” Mr. Rahul explains.

Recently the company has also been ranked 4th with 1.36 percent market share contribution to the total installed capacity in the EPC category, in the India Solar Rooftop Map 2019 by Bridge to India. The firm has also won ‘Best Rooftop Solar EPC Project’ award for Bengaluru International Airport: 3.35 MWp at Intersolar, 2018.