Markets & Projects – India2021-10-22T12:00:42+00:00

The BrightNight Difference

We develop, design, construct, and operate renewable power projects that utility and C&I customers actually need. Our projects go beyond the standard renewable energy design by providing customers with hybrid, multi-technology, dispatchable solutions aimed to support decarbonization and overcome the challenges of intermittent renewable supply. Whether you’re looking to meet your carbon reduction goals, increase reliability, or prepare for generation retirements, BrightNight can support your renewable power investment with our safe, reliable, and economic solutions.

Our Experienced Team

Our customers, benefit from the unparalleled power industry experience of the BrightNight team. BrightNight customers benefit from the experience our leaders possess from across India’s power market and from the best practices we share as a global organization. Our India-based team is developing multi-technology renewable power projects and is actively working with utility and corporate customers across India to build India’s decarbonized future.

Our Local Leaders

Sajay  KV – CEO, India

Sajay KV has energized more than 7 GW of renewable assets across India and Sri Lanka as an IPP|OEM|EPC leader. Sajay has originated and developed a broad portfolio of wind assets, including wind + solar hybrid and wind repowering projects. Sajay has led energy business and product strategy, project origination and development, data resourcing, manufacturing, and largescale EPC and asset management. Sajay has also led the inception of new solar and wind business units for P&L across India, generating more than $1.5B USD in revenue.  

Naveen Khandelwal – COO and CFO, India

Naveen Khandelwal has been a leader in Indian energy markets for more than 18 years. Naveen was a founding member of two large and reputed Indian renewable energy IPPs with GW-size wind and solar portfolios. He has worked extensively in the areas of corporate development, corporate finance, techno-commercials, growth strategy, capital allocation and general management. Naveen has also led capital raises for more than $2B USD over the last 10 years, across equity and debt, for renewable energy platforms. 

India Advisory Council

Ron Somers

Ron Somers has dedicated the last 30 years to driving the growth of the U.S.-India commercial relationship. At India First Group, Ron assists U.S. and Indian companies in formulating and realizing their business strategies, bringing development experience gained on the ground as a recognized business leader with deep connections in the U.S.-India corridor. During his 10 years living in India for UNOCAL and Cogentrix, Mr. Somers led efforts to bring nearly 2 GW of much-needed power online. At USIBC, he spent a decade leading the largest bilateral business association in the United States, and during his time at the helm of the India Private Power Initiative for USAID Delhi, Mr. Somers guided investment as well as iterations of policy, mobilizing goodwill between the world’s two largest democracies, resulting in companies delivering more than 80 GWs of innovative, clean, and renewable power to India.

Rajiv Lall

Rajiv B. Lall has over three decades of experience in academia, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, international investment banks, and private equity, working in South East Asia, China, Africa, the U.S., and India. His expertise spans infrastructure finance, sustainable and impact investing, capital markets, trade, and macroeconomic policy issues. He has played an active role in shaping the finance and policy landscape internationally. He was Chairman of IDFC Ltd., a public-private partnership focused on infrastructure finance, the Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, and was Founder and CEO of IDFC Bank, now known as IDFC First Bank. He is currently Professorial Research Fellow at the Singapore Management University where he also serves on the Management Committee of the Singapore Green Finance Centre.

Historic Project Successes

Bhadhla Solar Project2021-10-06T07:40:50+00:00
Project Name:
Bhadhla Solar Project

Location:

Bhadhla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan


Size:

450 MWp


Customer:
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)

Overview:

It was one of the largest solar projects of that time. Used seasonal tilt and string inverters. Project used very innovative financing plan during construction and has not been refinanced.


Impact:

The project generates over 800 million units annually, thereby avoiding around 700 tons equivalent CO2 emission. The project also generated direct and indirect employment for over 300 people during construction and over 100 people during operation.


This project was developed by a BrightNight team member prior to joining our company. We’re applying this historic success to our future as renewable power leaders.

Wind-Solar Hybrid Project in Karnataka2021-10-06T07:42:42+00:00
Project Name:
Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

Location:
Karnataka

Size:

87 MW (50 MW Wind and 37 MWp Solar)


Customer:
Group of Corporate Clients

Overview:

This was first large-scale wind -solar hybrid project executed in country, much before hybrid policy was announced. This was planned and executed.


Distinction:

Awarded innovative project of the year by Solar Quarter, EQ International, Renewable Watch.


Impact:

This project used common evacuation infrastructure to export both wind and solar energy, thereby optimizing transmission infrastructure. Also, it allowed higher effective PLF for the customers. Finally, it also reduced variability risk for lenders and improved returns for shareholders.


This project was developed by a BrightNight team member prior to joining our company. We’re applying this historic success to our future as renewable power leaders.

Proven Success

Proven success in the world’s most competitive markets in the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Global Reach

We serve high-demand, high-growth and under-serviced markets.

Local Presence

Local presence in India, Bangladesh, Singapore, and the United States.

Financially Secure

Strong financial funding and an advanced technology platform to drive expansion in key growth regions.

Target Markets

United States

India

Bangladesh

South-East Asia

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Contact Info

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway New York WC1 1BA

Phone: 1.800.458.556 / 1.800.532.2112

Fax: 458 761-9562

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