U-Solar takes steps to aid Net Zero and RE100 targets with strategic collaborations to augment its offerings


U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions, complete solar power solution provider for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential clients, and Johnson Controls India, a global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, will be collaborating to provide clients with end-to-end services on demand side energy management and curtailment while aiding the net-zero or RE100 targets with supply side clean energy projects.

This prospective collaboration comes in light of the escalating global energy demand and consumption. This presents a pressing need to scrutinize energy demand and advance the energy transition. Therefore, it becomes imperative for industries to explore pioneering solutions to curtail their carbon footprint and align with the net zero emissions objectives. The primary focus of this association is to pinpoint sustainability goals, baselines, and plans, for conducting an in-depth analysis of the energy patterns of the clients. As part of the collaboration, U-Solar experts will work closely with the Johnson Controls team to identify the potential areas where energy could be saved and eventually offset with renewable sources of power with the aid of their cutting-edge management software. U-Solar’s most viable solutions for carbon reduction and energy resilience coupled with Johnson Controls’ building asset solutions, energy management offerings and global field network will further strengthen the vision to lead in the future of sustainable India.

Mr. K.R. Harinarayan, CEO, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions says, “U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions, as the name suggests, has its roots as an energy efficiency services company, with the idea of reducing energy consumption via efficiency measures and generating the remaining energy via clean energy such as solar power. Back in 2010-12, we were picking up projects on energy audits and lighting efficiency on a standalone basis. This prospective strategic alliance brings U-Solar back to its roots by providing ESCO services again but with a much larger capability through Johnson Controls’ qualified team. Our clients in the C&I segment have provided insight that a net-zero focus is critical in successful energy transition and we are happy to be providing a solution towards this end.”


The U-Solar approach to energy management is based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by industries in optimizing their energy consumption and generation. Johnson Controls is a global leader providing a range of energy solutions to help clients optimize their energy use, reduce costs, and minimize the environmental impact of their operations. Building on a proud history of nearly 140 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond. Together, their solutions are designed to be scalable and adaptable to the unique needs of each client. This collaboration will lead to development of off-site solar projects for clients with very high energy consumption.

Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Arun Awasthy, Vice President & Managing Director, Johnson Controls India, said: “This is an exciting time for our industry, as this presents us with the opportunity to make a real difference in the world. We are committed to finding new ways to make our industry more sustainable, and we believe that through our association with U-Solar, we will be poised to deepen that commitment towards bringing more sustainable solutions to the market”.


U-Solar’s comprehensive offering, which includes ESCO services such as: energy audits, engineering and design, infrastructure efficiency improvements and RE projects through investments in installation and maintenance of clean energy projects, enable clients to chart a customized roadmap. Moreover, they address energy attribute certificates (EACs), renewable energy certificates (REC), power purchase agreements, and utility incentive programs, to ensure a holistic approach. As a leader in distributed renewable energy, rooftop solar, carports, ground mount or floating solar behind the meter, U-Solar brings to the table a suite of engineering capabilities that will complement Johnson Controls’ infrastructure efficiency plans. Johnson Controls has elevated its offerings for sustainable buildings with its game changing OpenBlue platform – a connected suite of solutions which digitizes energy management systems and provides optimization features through artificial intelligence and machine learning. The digital experience assists clients to monitor and analyze their net zero goals where various usage patterns are predicted which in turn helps them to make informed decisions on reducing wastage.


About U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions:


U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions is a solar developer in India that provides complete solar power solutions for Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Residential clients. U-Solar is one of the fastest growing solar engineering, procurement and construction companies in India and we are now solar developers owning assets across the country. Currently helping large industrial, commercial, institutional and also residential clients reduce operational costs and go green.