Hopewind, the world’s leading renewable energy equipment producer, has plans to build technical support teams in Pakistan comprising local technicians for efficient service to its customers using clean energy options for energizing their homes and offices.
“We have also plans to conduct local R&D activities to promote and support the Pakistani renewable sector for maximum utilization of solar and wind power potential of our country,” said Hopewind’s new Country Manager in Pakistan, Syed Salman Mohiuddin, while speaking at a webinar titled: “Smart energy choice for your home & business.
He said the Hopewind had a very strong history of doing R&D in the clean energy sector. The Hopewind had emerged as the largest seller of wind converters globally, he said.
“Given this background, it was pretty convenient for Hopewind to develop the solar inverters,” said Mohiuddin.
He informed the audience that Hopewind was also the largest producer of string solar inverters having a capacity ranging from 5 KWs to 385 KWs. “We also deal in central inverters of several megawatts capacity”.
This shows that Hopewind serves customers from the domestic, industrial, and commercial sectors and also supplies equipment for utility-scale projects, he said. “Technologically we are way ahead of our competitors in the market,” he said.
Mohiuddin said the Hopewind’s inverters were very stable having virtually zero per cent failure rate because they were not based on IGBT. “We have our distributor in Pakistan but we now aim to expand our business in Pakistan,” he said.
He told the audience that only two genuine cases of warranty claims had so far been received by Hopewind since it had started serving customers in the wind and solar markets of Pakistan and remained involved in installing energy projects in the country having a total capacity of 12 MWs.
He said the Hopewind had been launched in 2007 and in just 10 years it had attained the distinction of becoming a publicly listed company in China.
Mohiuddin told the audience of the webinar that Hopewind would also organize training sessions for the benefit of the specialized workforce of the renewable energy sector in Pakistan.
He said the Hopewind after establishing a strong footprint of its business in the renewable energy markets of Asia, Australia, and Europe, had come to Pakistan to serve the customers in wind and solar energy sectors.
He said the Hopewind was all set to serve the electricity consumers in domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors who were keen to switch to solar energy options to save on their power bills and to get an uninterrupted electric supply.
Mohiuddin said the Hopewind was also involved in the wind energy projects being installed in the country.
He said the Hopewind ensured that there was maximum utilization of its manpower and sales revenue for conducting R&D activities for inventing the latest technologies for solar and wind energy.
Mohiuddin informed the audience that Hopewind owing to its full commitment to the aim of revolutionizing the realm of renewable energy was counted among the top producers of wind and solar energy equipment in China.
He said the Hopewind having three R&D facilities in China had provided the latest equipment for installing wind and solar energy projects around the world having a combined capacity of generating over 100 GWs of clean energy.
He told the participants of the seminar that Hopewind was counted among the tier-one manufacturers of solar energy equipment.
Irfan Ahmed, a senior energy expert who conducted the webinar, noted that the active involvement of Hopewind in installing over 100 GWs of renewable energy generation capacity around the world was a remarkable achievement given that Pakistan’s solar and wind energy projects were not producing more than 3 GWs power.
He said that Pakistan needs more dynamic companies like Hopewind to help its government achieve the ambitious targets set for the renewable energy sector that has to be achieved in less than 10 years.
Ahmed told the audience that as per the latest estimates, Pakistan had the potential of generating 2900 GWs of solar energy and 340 GWs of wind power.
He said that despite such massive potential for clean power generation, the current share of wind and solar power in the energy mix of Pakistan stood at just four per cent and two per cent respectively. He said the share of solar power had to be increased to 19 per cent while that of wind power to 10 per cent as per the government’s targets for the clean energy sector that had to be achieved in less than a decade.
He said that equipment and technology required for wind and solar power projects should be indigenously produced to the maximum possible extent.