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Rajbir Kambo on Delta’s vision for a zero carbon future

Ahead of the Climate Innovation Forum taking place during London Climate Action Week on July 3rd, we caught up with Rajbir Kambo, Sales Director, E-mobility & Smart Energy Solution – Delta Electronics EMEA, to discuss how Delta is preparing for a zero carbon future.

  • 09 July 2019
  • Rachel Cooper

Ahead of the Climate Innovation Forum taking place during London Climate Action Week on July 3rd, we caught up with Rajbir Kambo, Sales Director, E-mobility & Smart Energy Solution – Delta Electronics EMEA, to discuss how Delta is preparing for a zero carbon future.

Let’s start with some background on Delta and your role there?

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global provider of switching power supplies and thermal management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its CSR-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. 

As for my role, I am the Sales Director of E-mobility & Smart Energy Solution at Delta Electronics’ branch in UK. My current focus is supporting business development on battery storage and e-Mobility Infrastructure for the UK market.

What is the trend you have spotted in the development of zero-carbon mobility, and how would Delta respond?

Although for now the choices of EV is limited and expensive, we have seen a continuous increase on the EV car models from car manufacturers, certain grant support is available from government is also enhancing the move to EV cars. The rise of EVs will add dynamic loads to the grid and reshape the electricity consumption pattern. Unmanaged peak-load caused by EV charging will create stress to the grid and also cause demand penalty to charging point operators. Delta’s smart charging infrastructure solutions strive to solve the issues accompanying the EV movement. We ensure customers’ needs are answered effectively with efficient and proven solutions in the era of EV evolution.

Aside from zero-carbon mobility, is there any other area Delta is also addressing for building a zero-carbon future?

Delta is also dedicated in providing solutions for zero-carbon building. We have a complete portfolio of solutions for smart buildings that have been widely and successfully implemented in many different environments, such as offices, shopping malls, hotels, stadiums, airports, hospitals and so on. The focus on progressing building automation drives the development of smart cities. This enables property owners to increase property value, boost energy efficiency and save costs with a safe and comfortable building that has minimal facility management requirements. A good example is that we  have successfully renovated our EMEA headquarter building in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands by utilizing our solutions to achieve up to 45% expected annual energy savings. This has resulted in an “Energy Label A”. Plus, it has been certified as a BREEAM sustainable facility with a “Very Good” rating by the Dutch Green Building Council.

Delta is dedicated to delivering high efficiency and energy saving products, how important is the role of innovation in achieving this?

Delta is devoted to innovation and systematically developing new products and technologies, particularly those that are high-efficiency and energy-saving. Aiming to reduce global warming and ensure mankind's sustainable future with better value and performance, Delta is continuously enhancing our engineering capabilities and is committed to developing innovative technologies and solutions for a better tomorrow. To date, we have more than 70 R&D sites, roughly 7,850 patent certificates awarded, and 9,000+ R&D engineers throughout the world to work on providing more innovative products for our customers.

You are joining as a guest speaker the Climate Innovation Forum 2019 during London Climate Action Week – how important are the planned discussions at the event in your view?

It is our pleasure to take part in the London Climate Action Week. What Climate Innovation Forum is addressing - accelerating policy, innovation and finance for our zero carbon future is in line with Delta’s view on nurturing IoT-based smart cities. From 4 Thematic Areas: Zero Carbon Energy, Zero Carbon Transport, Zero Waste, and Zero Carbon Buildings, we believe that participants are able to have a full understanding on building a zero carbon future.

Delta was a gold sponsor at the inaugural Climate Innovation Forum on the 3rd July during London Climate Action Week. 

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