Who Am I?
I am the Cofounder & Director of Solar Mango, a division of EAI.
I am a renewable energy professional having a decade’s experience as Consultant, with specialisation in solar PV and biomass-energy sectors, bringing together a unique intersection of top management perspectives, India market knowledge and extensive expert contacts.
Why is My Team’s Consulting Unique?
We are about making a big business difference.
We define our job not as a consulting firm but as a team that will go out of way to ensure our clients get the analytical and practical assistance to win in the market.
As Consultants, my team and I operate with the following business perspectives
- Size is Not the Same as Profits - A large and fast growing industry does not necessarily imply large profits for market entrants
- Eventually, Exceptional Business Success Comes Down to Solving a Real Pain Point really well at a cost lower than what the customer is willing to pay for the pain point resolution.
- Differentiation is the Key for any Business or Entrepreneur. If you cannot differentiate, you might as well work for someone who can!
We rarely focus on giving reports alone, as Consultants. Instead, we rely on closely working with the client’s management and operational personnel, and embed ourselves as part of their teams to deliver practical results.
What Do I Bring to the Table?
- In-depth understanding of operations, business models, economics for rooftop and grid connected solar power plants
- Foot on the ground - I understand what works and what's just moonshine, in solar, biomass energy, and to a certain extent, in wind energy.
- Expertise to establish clear economic and operational feasibility for solar power plants and biomass-based heating
- Exceptional contacts in the Indian solar energy sector - across the entire stakeholder spectrum - from manufacturers to EPCs and other solution providers to government to technology experts to financial institutions.
Summary of Skills
- Solar Photovoltaic
- Worked in Assignments Involving Strategies for Market, Economics and Technology
- Had been a Consultant across the Entire Value chain, for
- Rooftop Solar Technical & Economic Feasibility
- Grid-connected Plants Economic Feasibility & Best Practices
- Polysilicon & Wafer Manufacturing
- Cell Manufacturing & Marketing
- Modules Manufacturing & Marketing
- Off-grid Solar Marketing
My BioMetric team is perhaps the only expert consultant team in India that has worked on the market facing pain points for the use of biomass for heat and power. My and my team’s expertise in bio-energy spans the following domains:
- Biomass-based heating and cooling – technical and economic feasibility
- Optimisation for supply chain and use in boilers – Comprehensive optimization strategies across the entire supply chain, from feedstock selection, to logistics to processing.
- Biomass gasification – technical and economic feasibility, and integration of gasification with incumbent boiler or hot air generator systems
- Emerging Cleantech
- Sustainable products from bio-sources such as algae and castor oil
- Bioplastics & biopolymers
- Sustainable heating and cooling
Who Can Benefit from My Expertise?
My expertise can benefit companies & entrepreneurs keen on:
- Getting into the solar entry sector in India
- Expanding their market share of solar energy business
- Implementing very high quality solar PV power plants
- Optimizing their biomass supply chain
- Knowing about emerging cleantech sectors, outside of renewable energy, that present exceptional business opportunities
Prominent Companies/Organizations I Consulted for
Prominent among the companies and organizations I have assisted, include
- World Bank
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- And 75 more companies in the renewable energy and cleantech sectors.
Papers and Reports Published
- MW Solar Advisor
- Rooftop Solar Advisor
- Solar Profits
- Solar PV manufacturing – Diversification opportunities in India Solar PV manufacturing
- PV Savvy – Knowing the key characteristics of PV value chain
- Diesel to Solar – Motives and Means
- India Offgrid Report
- India renewable energy advisor
- India Solar Module Market Report
- Solar Business Opportunities in India – a value chain perspective
- India Biomass gasification power production
- Green power procurement – The whys and hows
- Blowin’ in the wind – An analysis of opportunities in wind power value chain
- India MSW to Energy – Status, Opportunities and Bottlenecks
Speeches and Presentations
- InterSolar, Mumbai
- REI, New Delhi
- RENERGY, Chennai (our team worked with the Gov of Tamil Nadu in organizing this entire event, which became one the most popular government led renewable energy event in the country)
- REAction, Chennai
- Sustainable Bio-products – Mexico City, Mexico
- India Renewable Energy Market – Milan, Italy
- Sustainable products from Algae – London, UK
- Sustanable products from Algae – Houston, USA
- India Renewable Energy Market – Singapore
- India Solar and Wind Markets - India PE Conference, Delhi
- CII Renewable Energy Conference, Lucknow
- InterSolar Conference, Bangalore
- ECOSure, Hyderabad
- Judge for cleantech competitions at IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur & Indian School of Business Hyderabad
Workshops and Trainings Conducted
- RENERGY, Chennai
- REAction, Chennai
- MW Solar Blueprint, Chennai & Bengaluru
- Solar Training Programs – Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Coimbatore
- India Renewable Energy Training – Singapore
- Cleanboot, Chennai
- Cleantech 101, Chennai
- Sustainability workshops for children as part of Suseum, Chennai
Conducted corporate workshops for the following companies
- Bosch India, Coimbatore
- Select Aditya Birla Engineers and Management, Mumbai
- In addition, conducted presentations and workshops in over 35 different colleges and institutes across India, including IITs, Osmania University, SRM, MCET and more.
- Can Solar Get Me a Date?
- Why Make in India makes enormous sense for Solar?
- Solar Cell Market Share – It’s c-all the way
- Innovate or Suffocate – Solar Industry’s Watershed moment
- Is Wall Street hijacking climate change fight?
- Should India Say WTF to WTO on Solar?
- Is even Google not enough for environment?
- US has SunShot for Solar. India has Gunshot.
- Algae industry in 2014 – A review of AIM’s and Oilgae’s comprehensive perspectives
- What is the right solar tariff for India – 4.78, 4.63 or 4.34?
- Don’t be lakh wise, crore foolish – Solar Mango’s request to solar power plant developers
- Captive Solar power plant for my company – Is it a good idea?
- Costs for small MW-scale grid connected power plants in India – LCOE and optimal tariff
- Indian banks and their lending for Solar sector
- What are your suggestions to Modi government for 100 GW Solar in India?
- Offshore wind to blow in India soon? – Hey, hold your bets!
- How wind forecasting saves Tamil Nadu crores of rupees?
- Best practices in large scale wind farm development
- Strategy to validate biomass supply chain in India and identify reliable suppliers
Innovative Cleantech Initiatives
- IIT Madras, B Tech 1988-92
- IIM Calcutta, PGDM 1992-94
Get in Touch
If you are looking for expert assistance in renewable energy strategy, especially for solar or biomass energy, do send me a note at : email@example.com