Kunwer Sachdev started Su-Kam in 1988 with a foray into the cable TV business. After seeing the poor condition of power backup in India, he decided to shift his focus to manufacturing world-class inverters and home UPS for common people. He set up an R&D facility in India, which was a novel concept in the power backup industry, and brought MOSFET technology into inverters, making them smaller and more manageable in size.
Known as the Inverter Man of India and Solar Man of India, it is because of Kunwer Sachdev that Chinese players could never dominate India’s home UPS/inverter market. In 2018, Kunwer Sachdev was forced to leave Su-Kam by the banks when they took the company into NCLT.
After the bankruptcy of Su-Kam, he started mentoring startup – Su-vastika which operates in the power storage sector. This new Government of India-approved export house manufactures LiFePO4 based lithium powered power storage products such as Energy Storage Systems, Emergency Rescue Devices for Lifts and Elevators, PCT Testers, EV lithium batteries, and more.
With Su-vastika, he is working on new lithium-ion battery-based technologies to take power backup sectors into the future, helping the company to obtain 9 patents and filled for over 60 patents.
Due to his contribution to creating solar technologies in India, he has been called the ‘Solar Man of India’ by India Today news magazine. He has been awarded one of ‘India’s Most Respected Entrepreneurs’ by Hurun, a media publishing group. He is also a member of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, a Government agency in Gurugram, Haryana, India.