Mr. Pranav Mehta

Chairman Emeritus
  • Veteran and acclaimed world leader in the field of Solar Energy.
  • Fondly called Solar Man of India
  • Technocrat with over 35 years of experience in conceiving, planning and implementing ultra large size industrial projects.
  • His outstanding contributions to India have 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 (Essar Gujarat Limited)
  • Instrumental in bringing all the solar stakeholders on one platform and founded the National Solar energy Federation of India (NSEFI), an apex trade body to represent the manufacturers, developers, installers, state nodal agencies and users of solar energy in country and do policy advocacy to increase the reach of solar power in the country. He is the honorary Chairman of NSEFI since its inception.
  • Instrumental in setting up Global Solar Council having its head quarter at Washington DC, USA, a multi-nation co-operation bringing solar associations of various major solar countries like USA, Germany, China, Japan, India and various other countries under one fold for deployment of solar energy across the globe. He is honorary Chairman of Global Solar Council. First Indian to held this coveted post.
  • He is Vice Chairman of Asia Photovoltaic Industries Association (APVIA) having headquarter at Beijing, PRC. The Apex body of Asian PV Manufacturers and Developers.
  • He is member of steering committee on solar energy of IRENA, the UN body for renewable energy.
  • He was resident director of Kiran Energy Limited, a leading solar developer in the country having portfolio of more than 70 MW of solar power plants
  • As an adviser to GSPC and Government of Gujarat (GoG), he was instrumental in implementing the CNG revolution in the city of Ahmedabad and Surat and subsequently in the rest of Gujarat
  • Recently received the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for his outstanding work in Energy sector in India and Solar influencer and disruptor award by Future Energy Council, Abu-Dhabi and coveted National Metallurgist Award from the Govt. of India.
  • He worked as Senior VP of Reliance Group, Group VP for Essar Group, and at Sr. Executive positions in Tata Iron and Steel Company and in Govt. at senior position in GIIC as well as advisor to GSPC and HPCL.