Speaker Details

Dr. Arul Shanmugasundram (Moderator)

Dr. Arul Shanmugasundram (Moderator)
Job Title
Chief Operating Officer
Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd.

Prior to Tata Power Solar, he established a module mounting
system division in Tata International which still is one of the
leaders in India in its segment. Prior to that he spent 15 years
at Applied Materials in Silicon Valley primarily in new product development of semi-conductor
manufacturing equipment and has more than 30 patents and several publications.

Arul is the Chief Operating Officer of Tata Power Solar since 2013. Arul also handles the Business Development (Large Projects), Technology, Engineering, Project Execution (Large Projects), Supply Chain and Manufacturing functions at Tata Power Solar. Tata Power Solar has won nearly 1200 MW of orders in the last four years in utility scale projects and has recently expanded to 400 MW of module and 300 MW of cell manufacturing based on CSi technology. Company has developed a culture of innovation with several technology developments on steel based solar panels, drone based site surveys, an intuitive network operating center for monitoring rooftop projects, a cleaning robot, GAN based inverters etc.

Arul holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Madras and Masters in Science and PhD from Cornell University.