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Our Heritage

Green Energy Company
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Leading Renewable & Green Energy Company


Energy has come a long way since it was discovered. We combined this discovery with technology, employing it in our various facets of life. Its value is incomparable and undeniable. But in the wake of climate change threats, we need to find alternatives to substantially decrease our dependence on conventional energy.

SunEdison Infrastructure company has a rich legacy in the silicon industry and was originally formed in 1959 with the establishment of the Monsanto Electronic Material Company (MEMC), a division of the multinational Monsanto Corporation. Initially, its business pioneered and focused on the manufacturing of silicon wafers for semiconductors in the burgeoning electronics industry.

  • 1959: Monsanto Chemical Company founded Monsanto Electronic Materials Company (MEMC) as a merchant manufacturer of 19-mm silicon wafers.
  • 1961: Dynamit Nobel Silicon, (DNS) builds a polysilicon and Czochralski ingot plant in Merano, Italy
  • 1962: MEMC pioneers the chemical mechanical polishing process (CMP). MEMC begins using the recently developed Czochralski (CZ) crystal growing process.
  • 1966: MEMC begins production 5 of 1.5-inch wafers
  • 1970: MEMC’s plant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia begins producing 2.25- inch wafers.
  • 1979: MEMC introduces 125 mm wafers
  • 1982: MEMC develops EPI wafers for CMOS applications
  • 1984: MEMC begins producing 200mm wafers and builds a pilot plant
  • 1995: MEMC launches IPO
  • 2003: With perfect timing – just as growth in the PV industry begins accelerating, SunEdison company is founded as a commercial PV developer of PPA projects
  • 2004: MEMC enters a licensing agreement with Silicon Genesis Corp (SiGen) to manufacture wafers using SiGen’s layer transfer technology
  • 2004: PV industry demand begins to surge as crystalline supplies become constrained. Prices for wafers at >$3.00/Wp
  • 2006: MEMC agrees to supply Suntech Power with solar grade silicon wafers for ten years and receives a warrant to purchase a 4.9% stake in Suntech company
  • 2006: Polysilicon prices spike with spot prices at >$400/kilogram
  • 2009: MEMC acquires SunEdison company
  • 2010: MEMC acquires crystal growth technology company Solaicx for $66-million
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Mission

With 60+ years of experience and expertise in the Solar PV industry, SunEdison is on a mission

  • To extend its expertise to every home.
  • To help create an uninterrupted supply of power without worrying about electricity bills with our solutions
  • To transform lives through innovation
  • To provide an affordable solar energy solution that comes with hassle-free monitoring and maintenance.

SunEdison is a specialist in the design, execution, installation, and maintenance of solar power systems. Whether it is a commercial complex or your personal living space, we provide high-quality and sustainable Solar Power plants. Our Research & Development team of industry experts continues to innovate and integrate sustainable energy solutions on par with international standards.

When prevention is the cure itself, let’s bank on our renewable resources to power our lives and save Earth!

Vision

Solar is the most secure, economic, and reliable source of energy. SunEdison will support your solar journey till the sun shines!

SunEdison has been one of the leading renewable energy development companies in the world since its establishment. A pioneer in this new paradigm of energy, with many firsts to our name, we think any institution needs a solid foundation to build upon. In this endeavor, our values have guided us and helped us grow exponentially.

As the market leader in the solar industry, SunEdison believes that solar renewable energy is crucial for every country’s bright and stable future and our vision encompasses the need for the country to go green.

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Our Values

SunEdison has been one of the leading renewable energy development companies in the world since its establishment. Our values align to our purpose and empower every individual in the planet. They enable our culture and serve as a commitment of how we treat each other, our customers and partners.

SunEdison refines our corporate core values as

Solar Energy Transformation

SunEdison has been one of the leading renewable energy development companies in the world since its establishment. Being a pioneer in this new paradigm of energy, with many firsts to its name did notcome easily. We think any institution needs a strong foundation to build upon and our values have guided us, and helped us grow exponentially.

Sustainability

Global warming and climate change are a global threat to our times. Furthermore, the earth’s natural resources are finite, and human dependency on fossil fuels is not sustainable in the long run. The world needs more green energy, and we at SunEdison are striving every day to make solar power the norm.

Quality

Our clients trust us to give them the best in the market, and we take their trust seriously understand that innovation and quality go hand in hand. To that effect, we develop in-house or sometimes even learn and adopt the best practices to deliver truly world-class products and services.

Adaptability

No one solution fits all, and SunEdison realizes that perfectly. Hence we take utmost care to design each solar energy system considering many factors to suit each requirement. The functionality and output of a system are optimized only if the right design meets the right location, and SunEdison ensures this.

Affordability

Unless there is a sensible ROI, solar energy will not be a viable option for many, and SunEdison has been trying to break this barrier since its inception. Affordable and uninterrupted solar energy for every household is a dream we are working towards.

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Company Milestones

SunEdison has grown into a formidable player in the Indian Renewable energy sector. It has built a strong presence across the country in 15 States with a very efficient network of vendor partners and installation contractors. With over 25000+ installations (6000 SWP, 10,000 HLS, 10,000 SSL) of Distributed Solar Systems and 50+ micro grid projects SunEdison has been consistently raking in the laurels.

A time line of our achievements will show you that we are not content to sit on our past achievements. We endeavour to take a global path to a greener future.

SunEdison transitioned in 2009 to being a solar asset developer and grew globally to become the world’s largest renewable asset developer. SunEdison has been a pioneer in the silicon and solar industry and has been transforming the way energy is generated, distributed and owned around the globe. The dream has always been to spread green energy and build a more greener and sustainable planet for our future generations. Today’s we are one of the best solar company in India and a leading solar panel provider.

Pashupathy Gopalan, Co - Founder, SunEdison Infrastructure

Pashupathy Shankar Gopalan was the Asia-Pacific President and CEO, and built SunEdison’s business in Asia/Africa/Australia which is considered a pioneer in the Indian Solar Business as a CEO. Before joining SunEdison, Pashu was with Cypress Semiconductor as Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Corporate Business Development. In this capacity, he was responsible for various initiatives covering Global Market Strategy, New Business Creation, Cypress venture Fund, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Strategy and Platform Marketing of Cypress’s Products. Pashu joined Cypress in 2005 as a Managing Director for Cypress’s Automotive and Consumer Imaging Business Units that included running the Cambridge, MA based SMaL Camera Technologies acquisition. Pashu was also the Senior Vice President for Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Bloom Energy (which is a pioneering fuel cell energy company and listed in NASDAQ). Pashu holds a B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT-BHU, M.S in Materials Science and Engineering from Arizona State University, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Anil Jain, Co - Founder, SunEdison Infrastructure

An astute leader with 18 years of experience in heading and driving business operations with complete profit accountability. Anil Jain is a keen planner, strategist & implementer with demonstrated abilities in devising strategic activities and accelerating the growth. He comes with a strong domain knowledge in the field of operations, sales & marketing, finance, supply chain management.He has significantly contributed to renewable energy power projects, and refrigerants market development. Anil acquired SunEdison’s solar water pumps and rural electrification in the year 2007 and successfully installed more than 10,000 solar water pumps and rolled out home solar solutions across the country. He built a strong pipeline of 200 MW+ in commercial and industrial rooftop assets with a focus on the equity IRR of 20% and credible customer rating. Anil started SunEdison’s residential and small commercial platform in the solar rooftop vertical to solve the problem of high tariff & unstable power supply in the residential segment. Anil Jain holds a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College.

2010

Built India’s first utility scale project in Gandhinagar of 1Mw

First solar plus storage micro grid project in an unelectrified village in Meerwada Madhya Pradesh

2011

Built world’s first canal top solar project on Narmada canal in Gujarat

2012

First private rooftop PPA in India with Standard Chartered Bank Chennai

2013

First Off grid solar water pump in Rajasthan, First airport rooftop solar project of 19MV for Malaysian airport

2014

Acquired Energy Matters, Australia’s 2nd largest residential solar rooftop company, secured Non-Recourse Financing in Japan for the 1st solar open access 8 MV project with Wheels India

2015

$250 Million JV with JIC in China for New energy Fund

2016

SunEdison listed the first emerging market Solar Yeild Co, TerraForm Global in NASDAQ The Renewable World International Convention recognises Mr. Pashupathy Gopalan as Solar person of the year.

2017

First grid connected solar water pump in Kanakpura, Karnataka

2018

Largest provider of solar water pump solution to the Agariyas in Little Rann of Kutch

2019

India’s 1st solar power plant procured through innovative Annuity Financing resulting in lower procurement cost of Solar power for Nagpur Municipal Corporation.

Current technology

SunEdison pioneered the Levelized cost of energy production. Through constant innovation, we put in a great deal of effort to reduce the cost of every kilowatt of energy produced over the project’s lifetime. Each technology has its pros and cons, and we at SunEdison are well aware of it. So any solar power system designed by us takes into consideration, individual needs of the customer and deliver something that would fetch the best possible outcome of energy and an optimum return on investment to customer. Some of the technology that use to design our systems are:

  • Single-axis trackers could be vertical, horizontal, tilted, or polar aligned. They rotate on one axis, moving in a single direction to harness the energy of the sun.
  • Dual-axis trackers continually face the sun because they can move in two directions which maximize the output.
  • Module cleaning robots can be used where the cost and availability of labor are not easy. This type of automated cleaning is not only consistent but is water-free and sustainable. The ROI will be manifold in places where water and labor are scarce.
  • String inverters The advantage of using string inverters would be that you would require only one of them for a series of 6 to 10 panels. This would be cost-effective.
  • Micro-inverters The core advantage of using micro-inverters is that you can yield more solar electricity even if some panels are shaded due to each panel having its own unit.

SunEdison has adopted the Toyota production systems and lean techniques, due to which we can complete projects in the shortest amount of time possible. Where time is saved, money is also saved. Perfect examples of this would be

The 1st utility-scale project in Gujarat was successfully brought to light in 74 days.

The 1st canal top solar project in Gujarat was also completed in 80days.

SunEdison constantly strives to bring the cost down and fetch maximum RoI for our clients through innovations developed and adopted in-house.

Emerging technologies

SunEdison believes constantly upgrading our product portfolio and how well we put them to use for our clients will be the best thing we can do for them. Instituting world class technology into the solar power industry will bring immeasurable benefits to the world around us. We have been using the light from the sun to generate solar power; now with the use of some advanced technology we are moving towards harnessing the power of heat to generate electricity. A more sustainable living is what we are striving for every day and we believe using innovative technology such as

  • Thermoelectric Generator
  • Batteries for Storage
  • Waste Heat to power using organic rankine cycle ORC
  • Process waste to power etc will take us that much closer to our goal of a greener earth.

Service Offerings

  • We provide end to end solutions
  • Design and engineer the output based on the area of your house
  • We strictly adhere to timelines, international quality and costing
  • We improve uptime to improve our products’ performance and function

Software Offerings

  • We provide end to end solutions
  • Design and engineer the output based on the area of your house
  • We strictly adhere to timelines, international quality and costing
  • We improve uptime to improve our products’ performance and function
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Our History

Solar Project in Thailand
Solar Plant in Thailand

Thailand Operations

2010

Started Thailand Operations and secured largest project pipeline

2010

Installed Rooftop Solar in South Africa
Solar System in South Africa

South Africa Operations

2011

Started Malaysia and South Africa Operations ISO Certifications

2011

Solar Plant in South Africa
 Solar Project in South Africa

South Africa Operations

2012

Financial Closure for 58MW solar projects in South Africa for $314M

2012

Built 24MW Solar Project
Built 24MW Solar Plant

24MW project under NSM

2013

24MW project under NSM completed in record time

2013

Built Solar Power Project in Japan, China, Australia
Built Solar Power Plant in Japan, China, Australia

Japan, China and Australia Operations

2014

Started Japan, China and Australia Operations

2014

Rooftop Solar in India
Solar Project in India

India Operations

2015

Secures Non-Recourse Financing in Japan for 1st Solar Open Access 8MW Project with Wheels India

2015

Solar Energy Project in China
Solar Energy Plant in China

China Operations

2016

$250Mn JV with JIC in China for New Energy Fund

2016

Rooftop Solar in India
Solar Rooftop in India

India Operations

2017

Open Access PPA with TATA Power Delhi for 198MW of solar power

2017

Built 458MW Solar Project in South Africa
Built 458MW Solar Plant in South Africa

South Africa operations

2018

Awarded 458MW in South Africa

2018

2GW Solar Plant Sold to Greenko
2GW Solar Project Sold to Greenko

Power plants / pipeline

2019

2GW+ utility scale power plants / pipeline sold to Greenko

2019

FAQs

1.What are the legal requirements needed to install a solar plant?
No permits are required for installing an off-grid solar system but approval is required to install an on-grid solar system. This approval has to come from DISCOM, which allows you to connect to the grid. We will help you with this process to ensure you don’t have to strain yourself!
2.What is the minimum area required to install a rooftop plant?
In an area of approximately 100 sq.ft (10 sq. m), 1 kWp solar system can be installed. This space, however, has to be a shadow-free zone.
3.Is the energy that is produced, constant through the day?
No, the energy produced through the day is not constant because it depends on the sun. The energy generated by the solar panels is directly proportional to the sunlight captured by the solar panels.
4.How does a solar plant work?
Photovoltaic models solar panels, convert the light from the sunlight not the heat into electricity. This produces direct current or DC, which is converted into alternating current or AC by feeding it into an inverter. The inverter is connected to the main service panel. It is here in the main service panel that it feeds into the internal power grid.
5.What makes up the solar plant?

The panels, inverter, racking and solar battery storage unit are the four main components that make up the solar plant.

Panel: Made up of semiconductor material, the solar panels harness the light of the sun and convert it into DC.

Inverter: The DC that is generated by the solar panel is converted into AC by feeding it into an inverter. This is then wired into the equipment in the house, companies and businesses.

Racking: This is what attaches your solar panels securely to the rooftop! Solar battery storage: The solar battery stores the energy that is generated through the day to be used during the night; as the solar system cannot generate power at night.

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