Mangaluru: Coastal K’taka’s 1st Two Rooftop Solar Power Plant with MESCOM Power Purchase Agreement

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“Solar Trade Links brings an opportunity, which transforms an idea of Energy Efficient Power Solution into hands of common man with a view to sustain environment. It’s concepts offer revolutionary innovations and alternate power solutions that are affordable and energy-efficient. Using cutting edge technology, we have mastered the art of replacing unreliable high consumption power sources to an energy efficient architecture and clean renewable sources. We are committed towards working in a way to preserve and protect the nature, caring for it while giving the best suitable solution to our customers. There is always a way to tend to both the customer and nature, and we strive to achieve that goal”- Kumble Vignesh Prabhu-CEO/Kumble Narasimha Prabhu-MD, Solar Trade Links

Mangaluru: Coastal Karnataka has now its own independent power producers of Solar Rooftop Power plant with the MESCOM power purchase agreement for the next 25 years at Rs 9.56/unit; Prasanna with 10 kW plant and Ajith Kamath of Ajith Enterprises with 12kW plant are the first 2 MESCOM Net Metering projects supplied and installed by young next gen Technocrat Kumble Vignesh Prabhu, CEO-Solar Trade Links (STL), Mangaluru. These two companies are now meeting their full/partial power requirement through solar plant and the excess is exported to MESCOM. The detailed information regarding Solar Rooftop Power Plant was briefed during the press meet held at Mangalore Press Club by Kumble Narasimha Prabhu and Kumble Vignesh Prabhu- MD and CEO respectively of STL, along with Pavan Hegde-Manager- Business Development at STL.


Rooftop power generation systems: This initiative is taken forward by Gen next entrepreneur Kumble Vignesh Prabhu- a Mechanical engineering graduate from Canara Engineering College and now CEO of Solar Trade Links. Vignesh Prabhu has 2 years experience in Technimount (Italian Co) contractors for MRPL 3rd phase and has participated in Solar Roof Top Workshop conducted by KPCL.


Solar Trade Links has already installed and commissioned 10kw and 12 kW solar rooftop plants at Ramanath enterprises- Karangalpady, Mangaluru and Ajith Enterprises-Baikampady Industrial Estate, Mangaluru. Solar Trade Links has to its credit the first net metering Solar Roof Top project in Coastal Karnataka i.e. Ramanath Enterprises and Ajith Enterprises. And now has another four installation of a combined capacity of 50kw rooftop solar power to be commissioned before October 2015. Both projects now save 2700 Units per month and Rs.2, 58,000 savings per year, which is a small step towards nations energy self sufficiency and “Green Mangaluru”.

Advantages and benefits of Solar Roof Top Power System :

– Zero Maintenance

– Significant increase in energy demand and CO2, emissions in emerging countries.

– Environmental Advantages

– Matching peak time output with peak time demand.

– Government incentives.( subsidy)

– One time investment, life time free supply of Electricity- plant life of 25 years.

– Pay Back period < 7 years.

– Tax Advantages & savings – Accelerated depreciation of 100% in 2 years.

– MESCOM buyback of power at Rs 9.56/unit for 25 years.

Speaking to, CEO of Solar Trade Links-Kumble Vignesh Prabhu said, ” While two customers have already signed up for net metering power purchase agreement with Mescom, a green energy promoter in the city is gearing up to bring more than 300 customers under the new government scheme. More than 20 customers have applied through Solar Trade Links, which is instrumental in installing coastal Karnataka’s first two rooftop solar power plant under Mescom power purchase agreement on net metering. We have set a goal of bringing more than 300 customers under the solar power scheme that enables them to sell excess power back to Mescom. Although we have installed and commissioned 10kw and 12 kW solar rooftop plants at Ramanath Enterprises at Karangalpady in the city and Ajith Enterprises in Baikampady industrial estate, who have been meeting their power requirement through solar plant and excess is exported to Mescom- Four more installations of a combined capacity of 50kw rooftop solar power will be commissioned before October 2015″.

Managing Director of Solar Trade Links-Kumble Narasinha Prabhu said “One can generate power worth Rs 11,000 per month with 1kw solar panel. Industries and institutions that install solar power under the net metering purchase agreement of Mescom may avail corporate tax advantages. With one time investment, one is assured life time free supply of electricity. Installation of 1kw solar panel requires 100 sqft terrace space and Rs 1 lakh investment. With a plant life of 25 years, the unit offers a payback period of 7 years. Profit making institutions will get their money back during the payback period through tax benefits. At the same time, a customer, who sells solar power back to Mescom, will get Rs 9.56 per unit and Rs 7.20 if government subsidy is availed. Call 9980233010 or log on to or you can call our office :0824-2421019, 0824-4261019, 9980233010, 9845081897″

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Solar Trade Links was established in the year 1983 by Kumble Narasimha Prabhu and are the Pioneers in the solar energy field. Solar Trade Links introduced Solar Water Heater system of Jyothi Ltd- Baroda way back in 1983 and so far has installed for more than 1000 systems for the last 30 years of domestic, industrial and commercial systems. Kumble Narasimha Prabhu, a B.E Mechanical engineering from MIT Manipal took the path of entrepreneurship with a focus on renewable energy and energy saving products and established Solar Trade Links in 1983. Keeping in view the of promotion of non-conventional energy and energy savings products, Solar Trade Links introduced “garware sun control film” for the building windows and car glass windows in 1985 which reduces the sun’s heat and better efficiency for air conditioning systems.

In 1986, Solar Trade Links introduced for first time portable generators of Birla Yamaha to cater to the needs of Domestic and Commercial Establishment as a standby power source. From 1986 till now, Solar trade Links have sold and serviced more than 5000 genset in Coastal Karnataka and were recognized by Birla Yamaha Ltd, as a leading dealer in India. Keeping the tradition of introducing innovative energy savings and renewable energy products, Solar Trade Links Introduced Bajaj Electricals LPG portable gensets in 2012 and so far as sold and serviced more than 150 gensets.

In order to promote non conventional energy and lend a helping hand in nation building for energy self sufficiency as well as promote clean and green energy, Solar Trade Links took the challenge of introducing the energy of the future- “Solar”. Also as a distributor for reputed and trusted brand Racold thermo Ltd – Racold Solar Water Heater system for commercial and domestic and industrial use with the capacity to 100ltr to 20000 ltr system, Solar Trade Links has installed more than 10,000 liter system of domestic/ commercial in and around Mangaluru in the last 12 months. Solar Trade Links is now in its 32years operation with dedicated sales and service team having its office in prime city location-“Crystal Arc”, Balmatta Road, Mangaluru, with a 560 sq.ft, showroom 250 sq.ft workshop and 500 sq.ft offices.

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