From power backup to solar sector, this is how the revolution happened, ‘The Inverter Man of India’ changed the picture
In the 1990s, when India was plagued by power problems, Kunwar Sachdev was quick to analyze the unorganized market of the power backup industry, which was completely unorganized at the time, with low-quality products and locker players dominating the market.
Kunwar Sachdev, who has been awarded many titles like ‘The Inverter Man of India’ and ‘The Solar Man of India’. (Kunwar Sachdev) Worked to revolutionize the world of power backups. Kunwar Sachdev started Su-Kam Company in 1998, with which he was associated till early 2018. These days that power backup and storage company Su-Vastika Power Systems Pvt guiding
Who is Kunwar Sachdev?
Kunwar Sachdev is an entrepreneur, marketer, innovator, motivational speaker, thinker and leader. They have revolutionized India’s power backup sector with innovative and user-friendly products, making their Made in India inverters a household name not only in India, but also in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asian countries including Bangladesh and Nepal. Due to his contribution in UPS/inverter and solar sector, he is also known as ‘Inverter Man of India’ and ‘The Solar Man of India’.
Started in the 90s
In the 1990s, when India was plagued by power problems, Kunwar Sachdev was quick to analyze the unorganized market of the power backup industry, which was completely unorganized at the time, with low-quality products and locker players dominating the market. He was instrumental in transforming the power backup industry into an organized sector. Most of the successful innovations you see in the field of power backup are his brainchild.
Credit to Kunwar Sachdev
- Kunwar Sachdev invented the world’s first plastic-body inverter, declared the ‘invention of the decade’ by India Today.
- He introduced world class technology like MOSFET.
- He works on bringing microcontroller and DSP sine wave to inverter.
- He gave India the ‘Home UPS’ by combining the features of UPS and Inverter in one device.
- Sachdev also introduced the world’s first touch-screen UPS. Which was Bluetooth enabled so any user could monitor it from their phone.
- He made the first 100KVA inverter in 2005 and built a truck with 100KVA inverter.
- He built a service network with service vans to provide door-to-door services across India.
Being an Indian, a ‘Make in India’ company was envisioned to create a unique identity in the global market. After that they entered international markets in Middle East, Africa, Bangladesh and Nepal, where their products are preferred for their quality and reliability. In these countries, Chinese products have been shown the way out. Even today Indian inverters and UPS are preferred over Chinese and much credit goes to their efforts. Under the guidance of Kunwar Sachdev, Su-Kam expanded rapidly and became widely known for its expertise in the solar energy industry.
Lost the company of Su-kam
Su-Kam Company, organized since 1998, went bankrupt due to various reasons. The company’s assets were then seized. This is how Su-Kam brand was taken away from Kunwar Sachdev. After the company went bankrupt, the dealers and distributors as well as the customers suffered from lack of service and their products were also not bought by the customers. Unable to help his customers, distributors and retailers, Kunwar Sachdev was depressed for some time.
New beginning with wife
After many struggles and challenges, his wife Khushbu Sachdev came forward to help him. After taking a lot of help from friends and relatives, Khushbu Sachdev started a new venture called Su-Bastika under the guidance of Kunwar Sachdev. The products made by Kunwar Sachdev at Su-Vastika have been able to outperform other products in the market due to their ease of handling and sturdiness. The products developed by Sachdev at Su-vastika are poised to bring the next generation of power backup solutions to India
Under the able guidance of Kunwar Sachdev, Su-Vastika has created a record of filing more than 60 patents including 60 patents as the only company in the power backup industry. At Su-Vastika they are constantly coming up with new patent ideas to bring new products to the market not only in the power backup industry but also in many other areas related to energy, artificial intelligence, communication etc.
The main product of Su-Vastika
Some of the key products developed by Kunwar Sachdev as a consultant to Su-vastika include LiFEPO4 battery-based energy storage systems, automated test setups for EVs, PCBs, BMS, solar compatible EV chargers and emergency rescue equipment for elevators. Apart from this, Kunwar Sachdev’s dream is that every house in India is solar powered, for which he himself said that I want to see every house in India powered by solar energy. I want every business big or small to invest in solar energy and reap uninterrupted profits.