Painful power outages hinder ambitious, globally competitive entrepreneurs in emerging economies. Until now, expensive, polluting generators—with the inherent risk of spiraling diesel cost—have been their only option for on-site power supplies. Today, the confluence of technological breakthroughs, global investments in clean energy, and low prices has created a once-in-a-lifetime … [read more...]
November 1, 2013 Leave a Comment
TiE SIG Energy: Powering India’s Poor - Mobile Phones, Mini-Grids, and Community Power | TiE Silicon Valley Speaking at the event, Sanjay Dani, Serra Power Solutions CEO, defined energy poverty (Video Clip 1) as the lack of 24/7 access to reliable electricity, which affects over 700 million people in India alone. On the panel with a former chairman of Sierra Club, a Khosla Impact investor, a Lawrence Berkeley Lab scientist, and a SunEdison founder, Sanjay shared the story behind Serra Power's mission (Video Clip 2) and his vision to empower India's world-class entrepreneurs with distributed solar plants. He stressed that a solution provider should focus primarily on the customer's … [Read More...]
While solar power developers are announcing multi-megawatt solar plants under India's National Solar Mission, which may eventually feed in India's national grid, Serra Power is acting today on the firm belief that India's renewable energy future lies in distributed generation. That belief is reinforced by the business acumen and entrepreneurial … [read more...]
With over 1500 hours of annual sunshine (almost twice that of solar industry pioneer Germany), India is well-poised to adopt solar energy quickly. We believe that, in sharp contrast to the rush to mega solar plants in established markets, India is uniquely positioned to emerge as a world leader in distributed, privately-owned solar. Our first customers are in the health care, food security and education sectors in the sunshine-filled industrial state of Maharashtra.
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