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Mr. Pranav R Mehta

Mr. Pranav R Mehta, considered amongst top ranking Global Solar Leaders, is India’s leading environmentalist and technocrat known for his social and environmental concerns. He is the Founder Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), New Delhi, Chairman Elect of the Global Solar Council (GSC), launched at Paris during COP 21 Climate Change related events and Head Quartered at Washington DC, USA as also Vice Chairman of Asia Photovoltaic Industries Association (APVIA) based at Shanghai, China. Apart from his hands-on experience of implementing solar energy projects both big and small, he is advising renowned National and Multinational Companies and has been mentoring start ups in solar sector. A National Scholar throughout his academic career, he Mr. Pranav R Mehta, considered amongst top ranking Global Solar Leaders, is India’s leading environmentalist and technocrat known for his social and environmental concerns. He is the Founder Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), New Delhi, Chairman Elect of the Global Solar Council (GSC), launched at Paris during COP 21 Climate Change related events and Head Quartered at Washington DC, USA as also Vice Chairman of Asia Photovoltaic Industries Association (APVIA) based at Shanghai, China. Apart from his hands-on experience of implementing solar energy projects both big and small, he is advising renowned National and Multinational Companies and has been mentoring start ups in solar sector. A National Scholar throughout his academic career, he has industrial experience of 40+ years at senior corporate management levels in India’s top notch corporations like Reliance, Tata Steel, Essar, GSPC, GIIC etc. mainly in the area of “Concept to Commissioning” of New Technology Projects and Sustainable Development.

He is a regular invitee in the World Solar Leaders Summit and Dialogues across the globe in different green energy and Climate Change related events where his emphasis on Technology, Finance and R&D related partnership as well as his slogan of “Solar Energy must move from Class to Mass” has been very well received and finds resonance instantly. At He is a regular invitee at the Inter Solar Europe at Munich Germany and the world famous SNEC event at Shanghai, China. He is a regular attendee and Speaker at the annual UN Climate Change dialogues such as COP 21 at Paris, COP 22 at Marrakech, Morocco. Earlier in June 2015, he was invited at Switzerland by the Climate Parliament, a UNDP and Swedish Development Fund supported organization for innovative solutions to mitigate the effects of Climate Change – where his views were applauded by all countries present. He was also invited at Inter Solar Europe 2015 at Munich, Germany by the German Solar Association as a Panelist in the Indo German Energy Business Dialogue. Earlier, in October, 2013 he was invited to Berlin, Germany by the German Govt. agency for international cooperation GIZ – to present his views on solar energy potential in India during the Indo German Energy Forum Dialogue event where his presentation was very well received and applauded. He was similarly invited by the Govt. of Qatar to present India’s impressive Solar Growth Story in November, 2013. One of his outstanding contributions to India has been his seminal work and pivotal role in establishing the country’s First Natural Gas Based Sponge iron and Steel plant at Hazira in Gujarat, which resulted in reducing millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions usually associated with conventional steel plants using coal.

This project also saved diesel, electric and other fossil fuels used in transportation of steel from the traditional eastern parts of the country to western parts in India over long distances and equally significantly resulted in savings in valuable foreign exchange for the country. He is a Member of CII National Committee for Renewable Energy.

During his long career spanning 40+ years, he worked in senior management team as:
With the above background, Mr. Pranav Mehta is a well respected name, globally as also in India, in the area of Solar Energy for his dedicated advocacy and action for wide spread solar penetration and sustainable growth, not only with the governments but also the corporate sector and he continues to work in the policy advocacy and supporting environmental activities in India and elsewhere in the world.
Pranav Mehta

Chairman Emeritus