Prof. CHETAN SINGH SOLANKI
Entrepreneur and Author
Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki has been popularly referred to as “Solar Man of India” by Times of India, The Hindu and India Today. Some people also call him “Solar Gandhi”. Known for his remarkable work in the field of Solar, he is an educator, innovator, researcher, entrepreneur, and author. Following Gandhian ideals, he has coined the word ‘Energy Swaraj’. Prof. Solanki has taken unpaid leave from his role as an academician at IIT Bombay to undertake Energy Swaraj Yatra, wherein he has pledged to not go home, and live on a solar bus for the span of 11 years until 2030. He lives, sleeps, cooks, bathes in his solar bus. Through this yatra, he will be moving criss-cross across the country 7-8 times.
Dr. VENKAT RAJARAMAN
M. S. in Electrical Engineering
Dr. Venkat Rajaraman is an Advisory Committee member of the National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), India. He has over 25 years of experience in Product Design and Engineering Management. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Su-Kam Power Systems, leading power back-up and RE solution provider from India. Before moving to renewable energy space, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Portal Player, a company that was acquired by NVIDIA Corp in Jan 2007. He worked at Sun Microsystems, USA. He has a BE degree from Madurai-Kamaraj University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He specializes in Renewable Energy, Engineering Management, Product Design, and Development.