16 April 2012

MiaSolé appoints Country Manager, India to cultivate new business initiatives

MiaSolé of Santa Clara, CA, USA, which was founded in 2001 to make copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic panels, has appointed Preetha Nair as Country Manager India, reinforcing the firm’s strategic global expansion, with particular emphasis on high-growth solar markets such as India.

Nair has a history in clean energy and trade finance, having previously been the senior commercial specialist at the US Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce at the American Embassy in New Delhi, where she advised more than 500 US companies in entering the India market (representing over $4bn in export sales). In March, US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson awarded Nair the Department’s Bronze honor award.

“MiaSolé’s 14%-efficient solar panels are the highest-efficiency thin-film modules globally, and ideal for hot temperature climates like India,” claims Rich Hossfeld, VP of global business development & sales. “The addition of Ms Nair is a significant milestone in our long-term commitment to emerging markets like India,” he adds. “Nair's insight and extensive experience will be integral in further driving the growth of our company as well as enhancing the value and service we offer our customers.”

MiaSolé has 8MW of solar projects in India completed or under construction, including a 2MW utility-scale solar development project in Gujarat by Universal Solar System and financially supported by the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Its 14%-efficient panels represents a year-on-year improvement in efficiency of a more than 30%, demonstrating how the firm is moving toward a cost structure that is competitive with top-tier global solar manufacturers, it is reckoned.

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