MEC POWER SOLUTIONS: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Written By: Kriti Anand
Coming from a family that was invested in the field of energy conservation since 1990, Setul Shah was no stranger to the energy industry. He finished his engineering to help expand the scope of the business and explore its future possibilities. They began by creating awareness about the solar industry–by establishing an image of it as essential technology rather than an investment. They initially focused on simply educating the folks around them of its uses and advantages, and it being a future necessity.
“People were considering solar as an investment rather than essential technology, we had to change that notion to solar as a future of electricity generation, where each and every house-hold is solar-powered.” With this in mind, MEC Power Solutions was born.
Company At A Glance
“Progress for us has never been a dream. It has always been a distant reality and once one milestone is achieved, there is always another one waiting to be crossed.” With this belief, the Founder and Director of MEC Power Solutions established the company in 2016. A leading name in the renewable energy sector, MEC Power Solutions provides end to end solar power solutions. It was in collaboration with WAAREE that MEC Power Solutions was founded, under its franchise network with an office in Vadodara. They went on to establish thirteen offices for the company, all across the state of Gujarat.
The company provides one-stop solar energy solutions, from reliable, high-quality products to certain mandatory services like repairing and maintenance. MEC Power Solutions has a strong reputation in the energy sector across the country, and is one of the most preferred partners for the trading of various solar materials and providing superior EPC services. “Our aim is to accelerate the adoption of solar technology across the nation to conserve our environment and provide an environmentally friendly, sustainable and conflict-free power supply,” states Setul.
Owing to its experienced and dedicated team in EPC, MEC Power Solutions provides best in class services to its strong customer base comprising respected commercial and residential projects. In a short span of time since inception, MEC has become a reputable name providing quality deliverables at competitive rates in the national market, with a Quality Certification under its belt. The company boasts of all required approvals and certifications for modules Network, Maintenance Support and On-Ground Track Record. It has accomplished large installations with consistent on-ground performance.
A value-based selling company, MEC Power Solutions has a team of well-qualified technocrats. The company has made a place for itself in Top EPCs of Gujarat 20 MW ++ projects within the span of three years. The company achieved revenue growth of 288.8% in 2019 and has achieved 350% of customer’s growth with 100% customer satisfaction. It has commissioned over 3500 projects so far.
The Guiding Values
MEC Power Solutions has established a reputation for itself in the industry by adhering to its founding values of integrity, ethics, and respect. The company has a people-first approach, where they invest in ensuring customer satisfaction. Standing true to customers’ expectations is the core value of the organization. This has helped them grow and cultivate a reference base. They have retained their clientele through consistency, transparency, open communication and maintaining the clients’ trust through quick and correct responses.
The company has embraced innovation and introduces new technologies and products constantly. It is known for providing high quality and cost-effective renewable energies across emerging markets. Their methods and solutions have resulted in reducing carbon footprint, and paving the way for a more sustainable energy future, thereby improving the quality of human life. “We share our customers’ commitment to the environment, and we believe in the importance of caring for our planet and encouraging others to do the same.”
The company strives to reduce its environmental footprint through energy conservation, recycling and green construction. Setul says, “Investments in renewables today could play an important role in reducing the overall energy costs in India in the future.”
It is the passion to deliver the best, combined with honesty, long term commitment, a service mindset, problem-solving ability, and fulfilment of commitment even at the cost of commercial loss that has set MEC Power Solutions apart. The team’s ability to take up complex projects, engineering skills, experience on utilities and project management has helped the company create a stronghold for itself in the industry.
“We believe in quality over quantity, we offer a premium range of products with a performance guarantee of twenty-five years.” These are some of the differentiating factors that keep MEC Power Solutions ahead of the competition curve. Recently, the company has started building a solar farm named Earth Green Solar park located in Anand and Tarapur. People can invest in the solar plant and earn for up to twenty-five years. These projects encourage people to invest in solar and be a part of the green revolution.
The engineering and design team at MEC Power Solutions is one of the best in the industry, and they have deep knowledge on project engineering. The team keeps itself updated with all the latest advancements in the solar industry. They constantly look for new ways to utilize solar energy. For instance, they have installed a beautiful gazebo on the office terrace, aesthetically placing a solar panel over it. “We want to break the stereotype where people think that solar panels block your terrace. We have started using a solar tracking device which helps us in designing the placement of solar panels.” These innovative outlooks have contributed to the company’s reputation and credibility over the years.
The company has an open culture and the employees are encouraged to give feedback irrespective of level: “What is Right” is more important than “Who is Right”. Under a mature leadership, they have open sessions, a performance review at least once a year wherein they give positive feedback as well as improvement areas to the employees, and take their feedback for the same.
It is a two-way channel that allows the entire team to grow in the respective zones. “Cultivating a diverse, inclusive workforce takes time and energy, as does create an atmosphere for open-mindedness, a passion for learning, and a desire for exposure to different ideas. I believe in creating an eager and inquisitive, as well as aggressive at some point, atmosphere. Our biggest strength is to flourish under pressure, logical thinking, creating win-win solutions for the customer and the employees,” explains Setul.
Highlights And Future Plans
The company has a successful EPC set up. It has had a reputation in the market since 1990, an in-house team for project management, sales, marketing, and electrical, PV design and civil engineering. MEC Power Solutions has partnerships across the industry to enhance sales, a well-designed and regularly updated website and regular activity on social media platforms.
They are amongst the top inverter distributors of India, and have sold more than 6000 inverters amid lockdown and crossed last year’s target. MEC Power Solutions has also started a floating solar project of GACL Dahej. The company has collaborated with Reewa Energies and MEC Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd and accomplished over 7 MW commercial solar projects.
MEC Power Solutions has signed the PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), which is expected to increase the value of its upcoming renewable projects. The upcoming commercial projects for the company are a 12 MW IPP project and a 3 MW capex.
“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Setul Shah, Director