Pranav R. Mehta
Immediate Past Chair
Chairman, National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI)
Pranav R Mehta considered a Visionary Solar Influencer is a leading Global Solar Energy thought Leader, known for his social and environmental concerns. He is the current Chairman of Global Solar Council consisting of over 30 solar countries – which was launched at Paris, France during the Paris Climate talks COP 21 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 achieving 28.0 GW solar capacity today, starting from zero MW in 2008 and ranking globally amongst top 5 solar countries.
Pranav’s vision and influence is no longer confined to India and his thoughts are now making inroads globally with his slogans of “My Heart goes out to the Energy Have Nots”, “Dreams Come True”, “Solar Energy must move from Class to mass – to the Peoples through Rooftops and millions of Mini Grids and Storage” and “Solar Energy has a vast potential for Poverty alleviation”. It is no wonder therefore that as a 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 Shangai China, Inter Solar Europe at Munich, and the Governments of leading Solar countries like China, Germany, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, USA, Spain and new and emerging countries like Ukraine, Kazakhstan etc. 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.
A National Scholar throughout his academic career Shri 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.