BRIDGE TO INDIA, a solar market analysis and consulting firm, has released the April 2012 edition of their quarterly market analysis report – The India Solar Compass. According to the latest issue, the telecom tower is a viable option for developers in the Indian solar market.

April 10th 2012, New Delhi: The latest edition of BRIDGE TO INDIA’s India Solar Compass (April 2012) seeks to answer a key question about the viability telecom tower market for solar power in India. According to their latest research, the telecom tower segment presents a significant opportunity for developers. The market is projected to be a 2GW opportunity in the coming five years till 2016. According to the analysis by BRIDGE TO INDIA, this segment is emerging as a front-runner among diesel-parity based market segments for solar PV solutions.

In addition, brand new research has shown that this segment is a lucrative option for players who want to take advantage of large MW-scale opportunities that this segment offers. BRIDGE TO INDIA analysis furhter highlights that in the past, the sale of complete solar system solutions for telecom towers, failed to take off as a business model in this space since it burdened the tower company with the capital expenditure as well as the cost of operating and maintaining these systems.

However, owing to the recent economic cost-reduction of solar and in view of certain regulatory changes in India, BRIDGE TO INDIA believes there is now traction in the market, leading to the emergence of a new model of operations, the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model. The RESCO business model is described in greater detail in the latest edition of the India Solar Compass. In addition, the report details the commercial opportunity as well as market potential associated with the telecom tower solar opportunity. The analysis also highlights the key factors that impact the maximum cash demand, profitability and project life-cycle involvement and therefore the overall financial viability of the RESCO business model.
“Given the vast market potential for PV solutions in the telecom industry, there exists an immediate business opportunity for solar solution providers“, says BRIDGE TO INDIA Managing Director, Dr. Tobias F. Engelmeier.

BRIDGE TO INDIA is a consulting company with an entrepreneurial approach based in New Delhi, Munich and Hamburg. Founded in 2008, the company focuses on renewable energy technologies in the Indian market. BRIDGE TO INDIA offers market intelligence, strategic consulting and project development services to Indian and international investors, companies and institutions. Through customized solutions for its clients, BRIDGE TO INDIA contributes to a sustainable world by implementing the latest technological and systemic innovations where their impact is the highest.


As part of their extensive research on the Indian solar market, BRIDGE TO INDIA produces a quarterly market analysis report, The India Solar Compass, which provides analyses on the latest developments in the market. It provides key insights on the primary solar market driver of policy, projects, industry and financing. Subscribers include leading international component manufacturers, EPCs, project developers, investors, banks, insurance companies as well as public sector players and international organizations. To subscribe, call Mr. Mohit Anand on +91 (11) 46 08 15 79.



Mechanical engineer with experience in Power Plant maintenance , operation and auditing for ISI marked products. MBA in Power Management from National Power Training Institute, Faridabad. Working as Consultant for Bridge to India Pvt. Ltd. Expertise in: 1) Power sector regulations 2) Financial Modelling 3) Project Development solar PV plants 4) Strategic consulting 5) Report writing

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