Harish Hande,receives award for implementing solar energy in Indian Villages

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  2. January 12, 2013 11:38 pm

Dr.Harish Hande, Co founder of SELCO India ,a social venture to promote sustainable technologies in rural India.SELCO is headquartered in Bangalore and has 25 branches in Karnataka and Gujarat.It has installed solar lighting systems in over 85,000 households in rural areas of Karnataka and Gujarat.

Dr. Harish Hande has won the Ashden Award for sustainable Energy and Tech Museum Award in 2005.He also received the world’s leading green energy award from Prince Charles in 2005.In 2007,SELCO won the Outstanding Achievement Award from Ashden Awards.He has been named the Social Entrepreneur of the year 2007 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Nand & Jeet khemka Foundation.He was also the featured attendee and speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative 2007.In 2008,Harish Hande was chosen by Business Today as one of the 21 young leaders for India’s 21st century.In 2008,India Today named him one of the 50 pioneers of change in India.

And to add to his kitty of awards, Dr. Harish Hande was also awarded The Indian Science Monitor’s 10th annual JC Bose memorial award for implementing sustainable energy ( solar energy) in Indian Villages in Bangalore recently.During the award function,the Magsaysay award winner said that if youngsters come forward and give their 100% ,it will not be very difficult to implement sustainable energy in Karnataka or in India.

We at thesolarindia.com Salutes Dr.Harish Hande. 


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