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Our Team

Our team consists of a consortium of Renewable Energy System Engineers, Trainers, Designers and Installers, some of whom are recognised as pioneers of the Solar PV Industry. Collectively, we have over 70 years of knowledge, skill and experience as consultants, advisors and trainers in the clean energy environment.

The diversity of expertise within our team is sought after by government agencies to assist in the development of renewable energy businesses and projects throughout the developing countries.

Dwipen Boruah: Co-founder and Managing Director, GSES India

Dwipen is a graduate in mechanical engineering and a post graduate in renewable energy from Oldenburg University, Germany. He has earned more than 26 years of experience in renewable energy planning, project implementation, consultancy and capacity building. He has been working on engineering design, development, implementation, feasibility and techno economic due diligence of large grid connected PV power projects, off grid PV and hybrid system design and optimization, rural electrification through mini/micro grid projects, capacity building strategy, planning for developing solar cities and green campus.

 A master trainer for GSES training programs conducted in India and abroad, he has authored and co-authored books and training manuals on solar PV system design installation, maintenance and inspection; more than 70 technical and professional reports; several publications and papers in technical magazines and journals.

He has the experience of working with a number of local, regional, national and multilateral organisations in several countries and has proven knowledge of different renewable energy technologies, barriers for deployment, methods and approaches applied in the field of technology roadmaps.

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Geoff Stapleton: Founder and Managing Director, GSES Australia; Co-founder and Director of GSES India 

 

Geoff graduated from UNSW in 1981 as an electrical engineer with specialisation in solar photovoltaic engineering and has since been involved in the renewable energy industry. He is an expert in the design, engineering, installation and operation of renewable energy systems of varying scale including grid connected PV systems, solar and hybrid systems (including storage technologies), micro-hydro and solar water pumping systems.

Geoff has extensive experience in providing peer review services of the design, installation and performance (energy yield and financial outcomes) for remote area renewable energy power systems in Australia, the Pacific, Africa and Asia. Geoff has been working with multilateral financing institutions, governments, development agencies, private enterprises, and local communities providing training and consultancy services spanning over 30 countries. He has been instrumental in the establishment of training and accreditation programs concerning the renewable energy industry as well as in the development of technical standards, industry guidelines and quality assurance programs.

Geoff has been active with various industry associations since 1991 and was Chairperson of the Clean Energy Council’s Standards, Training and Accreditation committee (STA). He is a member on Standards Australia Renewable E committee, the Advisory Committee for EE-Oz (Electro technology Industry Training Advisory Body). He was also a part-time senior lecturer at the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the UNSW.  

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Siddharth Samarth: Project Manager

Siddharth holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has  a  broad  range  of  professional  experience  in  research,  consulting  and  project  management  based  roles  in government and private sectors. He has worked in Australia and India helping organisations achieve best value outcomes through evidence based decision making, problem solving and innovative thinking.  

His  area  of  experience  include  design,  engineering  and  delivery  of  Solar  PV,  Energy  Efficiency,  Waste  and  Water management projects. His academic experience includes multidisciplinary qualifications covering  concepts and practice of engineering, economics, business strategy, environmental markets, social sciences and law & policy, enabling him to look at a problem from different perspectives, and provide solutions which best fit client’s needs.   

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Vibhu Jately: Engineer Projects 

Vibhu did his Master’s degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. Recently he was awarded Ph.D. for his research on “Design, Development and Performance Investigation of a Boost Converter Based MPPT Controller for Photovoltaic Systems”. Vibhu has over two years of teaching experience in engineering colleges. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His area of expertise is: power electronics applications in PV systems, power system and non-conventional energy resources. His hobbies include billiards and chess. 

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Ankita Singh: Training Co-ordinator

Ankita holds an M.Phil degree with specialization in Gender and Minority studies. She has done her Master’s in Public Administration with distinction from Banaras Hindu University (2012). She has graduated in Political Science from University of Allahabad (2010).  She has presented papers in National and International seminars and conferences, has worked on projects for the Department of Political Science and the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy.

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Sugandhita Wadhera: Senior Engineer

Sugandhita is a post graduate in Urban Development & Management from TERI University, New Delhi. She is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Apeejay College of Engineering, Gurgaon. She has undergone training in courses like Energy Efficient Buildings and Stochastic Modeling. Prior to joining GSES India she has interned with an Energy Service Company and Delhi Jal Board. 

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Polakh Gogoi: Engineer Projects

Polakh is a Diploma Engineer with specialization in Electronics and Telecommunication from Silchar Polytechnic Institute, Assam (2013). He holds specialization in design software tools like AutoCAD, Adobe CS6, Corel Draw etc.  He has experience in site assessment and shadow analysis for rooftop PV projects in more than 50 buildings and supervised installation of  solar water projects to provide clean water in rural schools. Polakh loves music and an passionate guitar player.

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Nikhil Kumar: Engineer 

Nikhil Kumar holds a Master’s degree in Energy Technology from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi (2016) and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (2014). His  area  of  interest  includes  design,  engineering  and  delivery  of  Solar  PV,  Energy  Efficiency,  Waste  management projects.

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Kaushik Saikia: Engineer

Kaushik hold a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering from Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. Before he joined GSES India, he was a project intern at National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Gurgaon, Haryana. He has four conference publications at National & International level. Apart from academics, he is a state player in swimming and love to visit different places.

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Ajay Kumar Sahoo: Engineer Projects

Ajay did his graduation in Electrical Engineering (2012) from Biju Patnnaik University of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha. Before joining GSES, he was a Project Engineer at ONergy Solar and was responsible for installation and commissioning of medium scale PV projects. His hobbies include cycling and swimming. 

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Roshny Mathew: Trainee Engineer

Roshny holds M.Tech degree in Industrial Automation and Robotics from Malnad College of Engineering under Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka. She is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Institution of Engineers India. Before joining GSES she was engineer at Kerala State Electricity Board. Apart from academics she is interested in crafting and movies.

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Tridev Gogoi:  Intern

Tridev has completed his post-graduation study in Political science from University of Delhi. Has graduated in Political Science from University of Delhi in 2015. At GSES, he is working on socio economic and policy aspects in developing enterprises through sustainable energy intervention. He has also done a research project on Human Trafficking in India. Tridev loves travelling and exploring new places, meeting new peoples and learning new things.

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Ankita Sinha: Trainee Engineer 

Ankita Sinha completed Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical from Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai, Chattishgarh. She has done short-term training in PLC and SCADA from Advanced Training Institute, Hyderabad and another training at Bhilai Steel Plant. She plays badminton and loves to travel.

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Rashmi Bhengra: Intern 

Rashmi is pursuing her M.Tech (Energy Engineering) from Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. She has previously interned at CSIR-CIMFR, Dhanbad (2016). She has worked on "Catalytic Pyrolysis of Waste Plastic" as part of her B.Tech project. Her area of interests includes renewable energy technologies, focussing more on photovoltaics. Apart from academics, she is an adventurous soul who loves travelling, trekking and exploring new things. 

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Chandrakant Bhardwaj: Intern

Chandrakant is pursuing his M.Tech (Energy Engineering) from Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. He has interned at Waaree Energies Ltd, Surat, wherein, he was associated with a PV module manufacturing facility (sized 1000 MW). He has undergone a short term field training at a grid connected solar power plant (of 2 MW) at Jamuriah, West Bengal. He also has been a part of Workshop on Zero Energy Buildings conducted by IIT-Bombay. In his free time, he enjoys playing table tennis and travelling to new places.

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