Renewable Energy for sustainable development in India
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Switching to Solar Power to Combat Climate Change

The role of energy and related services is to contribute to social and economic development and enhance human welfare, health and our lifestyles in general.  Every country needs energy services to meet the fundamental human requirements of lighting, food, mobility and to build their economies. However, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emanating from the use of traditional energy sources have added significantly to the catastrophic increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

There are multiple versatile options for reducing GHG emissions from the traditional energy sources while still meeting the global demand for services. Some of these potential alternatives are responsible energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy etc.

Solar Renewable Energy

Energy can be secured directly from the sun and can be used for generating electricity or heating and desalinating water. A thorough assessment of solar energy includes potential mitigation evaluation and it’s contribution to fighting climate change with all corresponding risks and expenses. Solar energy, after proper implementation, adds to social and economic development, becomes a reliable source of energy supply and decreases negative repercussions on the environment and our well-being.

Solar Energy combating Climate Change

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission

Traditional energy sources like coal and natural gas are leading contributors to global warming and compressed air quality. Greenhouse gases lead to surging global temperatures and climate transformation, contributing to grave environmental and public health concerns, like extreme weather situations, mounting sea levels, and ecosystem shifts. Solar energy, on the other hand, is clean and comparatively modest.

By going solar, the demand for fossil fuel- diminishes, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced and the carbon footprint shrinks. Solar panels can be built anywhere – on a bundle of land, carports, rooftops, the sides of a plane, and with advancements in technology, they are even substituting windowpanes. Where there is decent sunlight and space, solar energy is available for effective and efficient use.

Water Conservation

Most thermoelectric power factories and nuclear plants demand vast amounts of water to expedite their active cooling requirements, from 150 to 50,000 gallons of water throughout a plant’s operational stage. Hydroelectric power plants can upset river ecosystems both upstream and downstream from the associated dam. In addition, both coal mining and natural gas drilling can pollute sources of drinking water, endangering public health.

On the other hand, solar modules do not depend on water to create electricity. So, their operation does not effect local supplies used for agriculture, drinking water systems and other requirements. Therefore, choosing solar power invariably lessens water pollution and sustains river ecosystems.

Reducing Respiratory and other Health Issues

One of the key benefits of solar energy is that it produces very few air pollutants. Extensive solar adoption can significantly decrease nitrous oxides, sulphur dioxide and particulate matter effusions, all of which cause severe health complications.

Therefore, adopting solar power would lower the cases of chronic bronchitis, respiratory and cardiovascular predicaments, and lost workdays linked to health problems. Not only can one save money on your electric bills – one can also lessen the carbon footprint and advance public health.


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Priyadarshan Bhatewara, CFA

Chief Financial Officer

He has 15 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Project Management, Business Development, and Financial Analysis of Climate Change Projects. He has worked in Hydro Power, Thermal Power, Wind Power and Solar Power projects. He has expertise in closing Investment deals, Management Information systems, Data Analysis, Financial Modelling. He has worked with companies like Azure Power, ReNew Power, Asian Development Bank, Rattan India, SNC Lavalin and Mott MacDonald. Priyadarshan has been awarded Zee Yuva Award (2017) for best practises in water conservation, Water Crusader Award (2017) by Hindustan Unilever and Energy Conservation Award (2016) by Vigyan Bharti. He holds a Bachelor in Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai, M.Tech from IIT Delhi and has earned CFA Charterholder from CFA Institute, USA.

Kasturi Roy

Advisory Team

Ms. Kasturi Roy Choudhury is on the Advisory team at Premier Energies. She has over 3 decades of professional experience with ‘Consultancy for Change and Growth’ and specializes in the areas of Management Consultancy and Corporate Training. At CFCG, Kasturi works as a Senior Consultant anchoring key client relationships & accountable for deliverables.

In her personal capacity, Kasturi is associated with social organizations like Jeevika Development Society, Garbage Free India & Sanjeevani Life beyond Cancer. Her distinguished academic career includes:PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad (1988), DBF from ICFAI, Hyderabad (1990), BE (Electrical) from Jadavpur University (1986).


Founder & Chairman

A visionary, Surender Pal Singh is an eminent energy expert and accomplished business leader with over 40 years of rich industrial experience. His work states achievements in both conventional as well as non-conventional power projects. Known for his resourcefulness and deep knowledge on Solar, he has been conferred with national and international awards such as the International Project of The Year from Renewable Energy World, USA 2013, National Awards for Excellence in Renewable Energy for Rural Electrification from World Federation Of CSR Professionals, 2015, Udyog Bharti & Udyog Patra awards from the Vice President of India. A mechanical engineering graduate from Dharwad University, today he oversees operations and finance of the organization in addition to mentoring the young leaders.


Founder & Managing Director

He is one of India’s 100 Most Influential Solar Business Leaders and a visionary who transformed the company from a solar enterprise to an integrated renewable energy solutions provider. Steering the company from a 5 MW production capacity in 1995 to 500 MW in 2018, he is now leading Premier Energies towards growth by expanding the production capacity to 750 MW solar cells and 1.2 GW solar modules.

He is a Founding Member of Premier Solar Power Tech and has built over 650+ MW of EPC and 130 MW of IPP. He serves as a Director on board for over 10 companies in the Solar Manufacturing and IPP space and the All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA). He is a member of the Governing Council of Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad.


Executive Director

A distinguished engineer from JNTU, Hyderabad; an MS from Colorado University and an MBA from ISB, Sudhir has worked with PwC, USA before taking on a directorial mantle at Premier Energies. He heads the EPC business, as well as the construction of our new state of the art manufacturing facility. Sudhir is actively involved in all day-to-day operations of the organization, from managing external relations to defining policies, supervising department heads, and working on strategies for growth and business expansion.


Chief Operating Officer

He brings over 14+ years of rich consulting experience in BFSI, Pharma and Healthcare sectors, having worked at JP Morgan Chase, Anthem, Infosys, Cognizant and Deloitte. He holds a MS (Mechanical Engineering) from Western Michigan University. At Premier Energies, Vishnu is responsible for managing the entire spectrum of operations of the manufacturing division.


Director & CFO-designate

She has served the Government of Telangana for over 30 years and retired as an Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes. A graduate in Agricultural Sciences, she brings in with her a rich, on-ground experience in indirect taxation and government regulatory affairs. A trailblazer and an expert in legal and commercial taxes, she now leads all financial and government related matters of the organization.



She comes in with over 16 years of experience in Talent Management, Leadership Consulting & Organization Development. She is proficient in a variety of methodologies including leadership framework development, psychological profiling & assessment, and design of talent management frameworks.

Niyathi holds an MBA in HR from the Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Development, Pune and an executive certification in organization development from ISB Hyderabad. She leads People Operations for the group and double hats as a member of the marketing & branding team. She recently joined the elite Business World People 40 under 40 2020 list.

Jasveen Saluja


She’s been a serial entrepreneur and comes in over a decade of experience in running her own company specialising in interior design. With an astute sense of business, she is responsible for business development, procurement, project planning and government liaisoning. She has a degree in commerce and fashion designing.

Dhruv Sharma

Advisory Team

Mr. Dhruv Sharma, has been associated with Solar Manufacturing in India since 2008. As the CEO of Jupiter Solar, he has played a pivotal role in the transformational journey of the company. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s vision, strategy and plans.

His understanding of the business has been instrumental in evolving growth strategies and significantly contributed to implementation of the group’s expansion and diversification into solar power sector.

Additionally, as Chief Business Manager at Premier Energies, he holds the responsibility of leading the foray of the Company into Solar cell manufacturing, focusing on Technology, Vendor relationships, Project management, Organization building and Key Account Marketing.