Empowering Tomorrow: The Solar Revolution
This is a series of talks in which we will be featuring speakers across the spectrum of Human Activity – Business, the Arts, Fitness, Ecology, Science, Spirituality - who have found ways to apply spiritual principles to their work and living.
24th February 2024
at 4-5 PM
Talk by Mr Vivek Sridhar
"Empowering Tomorrow: The Solar Revolution"
Theosophical Society, Adyar Library and Research Centre, Conference hall, Besant Avenue Road, Adyar
Title: "Empowering Tomorrow: The Solar Revolution"
In a world grappling with the ever-growing demand for energy, the need for sustainable and renewable sources has never been more crucial. This speech, titled "Empowering Tomorrow: The Solar Revolution," delves into the global landscape of energy consumption, focusing on the rise of solar energy as a beacon of hope for a sustainable future.
As of now, the world's energy consumption continues to soar, driven by population growth, urbanization, and industrialization. The majority of this energy is derived from fossil fuels, contributing to environmental degradation and climate change. However, amidst these challenges, solar energy has emerged as a game-changer.
Currently, solar energy constitutes a relatively small percentage of the global electricity production, but its share has been steadily increasing over the past decade. Technological advancements, decreasing costs, and a growing awareness of environmental concerns have fueled the solar industry's remarkable growth.
The speech highlights the global surge in solar installations, emphasizing the pivotal role it plays in mitigating climate change. Over the past decade, solar capacity has multiplied manifold, signaling a shift towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy landscape.
Turning the focus to India, the speech explores the current policies in place to promote solar energy adoption. With ambitious targets and incentives, the Indian government is actively encouraging the integration of solar power into the nation's energy mix. The speech also outlines the best practices for leveraging solar energy in India, emphasizing decentralized solar solutions, community involvement, and grid integration.
In conclusion, "Empowering Tomorrow: The Solar Revolution" advocates for a paradigm shift in our approach to energy consumption. By harnessing the potential of solar energy, not only can we meet the increasing demand for power but also pave the way for a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come.
Profile : Vivek Sridhar
Vivek Sridhar is a dynamic entrepreneur who has carved a niche for himself in the Clean Technology sector. Armed with a Masters in Renewable Energy and Management Engineering from Stanford University, Vivek's educational background showcases his commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices.
His journey began with an undergraduate degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy. After completing his education, Vivek ventured into the corporate world and gained valuable experience working with BGR Energy Systems Limited. During his tenure from September 2011 to March 2013, he played a pivotal role in the company's Solar initiative. This involved spearheading Business Development, identifying and establishing technology partnerships, and overseeing the financial aspects of the projects. BGR Energy Systems, a billion-dollar company at the time, focused on providing products and services for Thermal Power Plants in the Power sector.
Driven by a desire to contribute to the growth of Clean Technology in India, Vivek joined the Ritechoice group of companies. Currently serving as the CEO of Shiroi Energy, a renewable energy concern founded in 2013 under the Ritechoice umbrella, Vivek has been instrumental in establishing the company as a key player in the Solar industry.
Shiroi Energy, under Vivek's leadership, offers comprehensive solutions for solar energy needs. From project analysis and Detailed Project Report preparation to specification development, system and size design, procurement and negotiation, project management, and implementation, the company provides end-to-end services. Notably, Shiroi Energy has successfully completed over 20 MW of rooftop installations across 200 projects and is currently working on its first ground mount plant with a capacity of 24 MW.
Vivek Sridhar's journey reflects a commitment to clean and sustainable energy practices, and his leadership at Shiroi Energy signifies a dedication to driving positive change in the renewable energy landscape.