Abu Dhabi (January 16, 2019) – Mr. Pranav R. Mehta, Chairman of Global Solar Council (GSC) and Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India has been awarded the SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Influencer Award 2019 in the category of Visionary Disruptor Award.
The award was presented to Mr. Mehta during the 3rd Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the 3rd SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY World Annual Forum in Abu Dhabi on January 15.
Mr Mehta is a leading Global Solar Energy thought leader, known for his social and environmental concerns. He is the Chairman of Global Solar Council consisting of over 30 solar countries – which was launched during the Paris Climate talks COP21 in December 2015, as the private sector response to global warming and climate change. He is also the Founder Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) and has made outstanding contributions in India ranking globally amongst the top 5 solar countries.
As a passionate Global Solar thought leader and environmentalist, he is regularly invited as Chair and Speaker at world solar events like World Future Energy Summit(WFES), SNEC at Shanghai, China, Inter Solar Europe at Munich and the Governments of leading Solar countries like China, Germany, Dubai Abu Dhabi, USA, Spain to Chair / Moderate Sessions and share his views in the area of policy advocacy, planning of Solar Growth, Capacity Building, various applications of Solar Energy and Sustainable Growth. He visited over 15 countries in the last 2 years spreading the message solar adaptation and has kept the Indian flag flying high in the solar world.
As a National Scholar throughout his academic career, Mr. Pranav Mehta has an overall industrial experience of over 45 years, mainly in the area of “Concept to Commissioning” of high technology projects in Steel, Petroleum, Natural Gas and Solar sector with an emphasis on Sustainable Development. He is a globally well-respected name in Solar and environmental sectors and is a firm believer in the slogan “Dream Come True” and continues to work for Sustainable Development with his characteristic perseverance and zeal.
“I am glad to receive this prestigious Solar Visionary Influencer Award on behalf of Global Solar Council and NSEFI Members. The political will of world leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as also the solar industry leaders and all stakeholders, have contributed to this Dreams Coming True with India finding a place amongst top 5 Solar countries in the world and double digit growth not only in financial terms, but also in terms of employment generation and growth of entrepreneurship not only big players, but also MSME sector”, said the suave and humble Pranav R Mehta on the occasion of receiving the Award.
Another SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Influencer Award 2019 in the category of Yearly Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Prof. Eicke R. Weber, Vice President of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), an Association Member of Global Solar Council (GSC), and former director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
Global Solar Council (GSC) congratulates both Mr. Mehta and Prof. Weber on this well-deserved recognition of their long-career and dedication to solar energy.