Faculty

Dr. Chetan Singh Solanki
Chairman (kWatt Solutions Pvt. Ltd.)

Professor, Energy Science & Engineering , IIT Bombay (Ph.D, IMEC Belgium)

11+ Patents, 40+ International Publication, 4 Books

Principal Investigator – National Center for Photovoltaic Research & Education (NCPRE), IIT Bombay

Young Scientist Award by EMRS (European Material Research Society) in 2003

Young Scientist Award by IIT Bombay in 2009.

He has delivered several invited talks and special lecture series on solar PV at both international and national level

Founder member and Chairman of Education Park(Is An Effort for Providing High Quality,Affordable Education & Training in Rural India.

Founder member and Chairman of New Energy Foundation (www.nenf.org).This organization is working for promoting renewable energy in rural India.

Mr. G. J Girase

Mr. Girase G J is former Director Finance of Mahagenco-Maharashtra Power Generation Co.

He has over 30 years of rich experience in power, finance and infrastructure sectors.

He took initiatives to bring Mahagenco in solar power generation and ensured setting up of Mahagenco's 125 MW solar PV plant.

He has been pursuing his interests in solar energy businesses and also works in advisory capacities.

He is also Vice President of Solar Energy Society of India-SESI

He is also a member of Advisory Board of a kWatt Solutions Pvt Ltd (kSPL) Incubated in SINE at IIT Mumbai

Mr. Atul Jain

Master in Technology in Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay

Total 6 years, 4yrs experience, R&D Engineer, Solar Semiconductor

DPR preparation of 10MW consultancy project

Installation of over 500 kW solar power plant experience

Mr. Bikash Kumar

Bikash Kumar has over 20 years of experience in the PV Industry, spanning across major PV Company of India

He is currently engaged as Director Technical with V S Saurya EnerTech Pvt. Ltd under partnership arrangement and is building business portfolio in solar manufacturing & PV power plant services

He is also a member of Advisory Board of a startup company kWatt Solutions Pvt Ltd (kSPL) Incubated in SINE at IIT Mumbai

He was last employed with Lanco Solar where he worked as VP Technology. Previous to Lanco

He has worked at Tata BP Solar (now Tata Power Solar), Reliance Industries and Moserbaer.

Mr. Pranav Maheshwari

Master in Technology in Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE) at IIT Bombay

Performed feasibility analysis of wind-solar hybrid electricity generation for a remote village of 100 kW peak demand in Maharashtra

Awarded 7th position worldwide, in the area of autonomous ground vehicles at Michigan, USA

Previously worked in Tata Power, collaborating with India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) toward analysis of Electric Vehicle in India

Performed Energy Audits for Eicher Engineering, Mumbai.

Mr. Vaman Kuber

Master in Information Science from UNSW Australia in 1992 – 1994 Mr. Vaman Kuber is an Advisor for kWatt Solutions in developing rooftop and utility scale SPV power projects.

Consultant at:- National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay September 2010 – Present

Lead, Develop and Manage delivery of training programs in Solar PV power components and systems.

Conducted Solar PV power plant studies and develop design project reports for project implementation.

Founder and CEO Solar Systems Solutions March 2009 – Present (7 years 2 months)Pune and Bombay Owner's Engineer for MW Solar PV Power Plants. MW Solar PV Power Plants Performance Testing, Evaluation and Improvement.