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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 80 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 28 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 12 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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Pranab Kumar Nath, Managing Consultant

 

Pranab has a 25 years of successful career in diverse roles in technical sales and marketing, business development, key Account management, techno commercial operations, profit centre operations, business strategy and execution, strategic alliances and partnerships, market analysis, team building and leadership in solar energy systems and projects. He is highly skilled in P&L management, pricing strategies, competitor & market analysis, negotiation, staffing, vendor relations, management reorganization, new services and product development. Before joining GSES, during his long career, he worked for ACME (IPP), Emmvee & MicroSun  (PV Module Manufacturers) and government in the area of small off grid stand alone systems to utility scale solar power plants. He is a graduate in chemical engineering and MBA in marketing from IMT Ghaziabad.

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Lucky Aggarwal: Senior Consultant

Lucky Aggarwal holds an M.Tech degree in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies (Formerly TERI University), Delhi. Before joining GSES, he worked as Technical & Business Development Manager at Smart Roof Solar Solutions Pvt Ltd. He specialises in Techno Commercial Feasibility Analysis, Project Costing & BOM preparation, Net Metering Liasoning and Design, Installation and Commissioning of Solar PV projects. He has hands on experience in working on Solar PV Rooftop and Ground based EPC projects ranging from 3kWp to 1 MWp capacity

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Ajay Kumar Sahoo: Senior Engineer

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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Polakh Gogoi: Senior Engineer

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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Muktaparna Boruah: Senior Engineer 

Muktaparna is a graduate in Solar and Alternative Energy from Amity University, Noida. Before joining GSES, she worked as an intern at PI Photovoltaic-Institute Berlin AG, Germany where she worked on technical and economic feasibility of BIPV. In June 2016, she received a scholarship for showing consistent academic proficiency to participate in the Sakura Science Plan administered by Japan Science and Technology Agency. She has also done a summer internship at Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Plant (ASSCP), Gurgaon which is an R&D facility for the development of amorphous silicon thin-film and related photovoltaic technologies.

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Rashmi Bhengra: Senior Engineer 

Rashmi has completed her M.Tech in 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: Senior Engineer

 

Chandrakant has completed his M.Tech in 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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Ankit Chouhan: Accounts Manager

Ankit has completed his graduation from Acharya Narendra Dev College (University of Delhi) in 2016. After graduation he took a 7-month ‘Accounts with Tally’ training from Escorts Finance Manager, Faridabad. Before joining GSES he also took a one-month GST awareness class. In his free time, he likes to travel to new places.

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Bishwa Jyoti Talukdar: Engineer

Bishwa is an Electrical Engineering graduate and has successfully completed different training courses at GSES. His last semester project was on “Automatic Source Selection For Optimized Power output". Apart from academics, he is also interested in singing and playing musical instruments, and a competent volley ball player. 

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Shashank Maindola: Engineer

Shashank is a post graduate specialized in Power Distribution Engineering, Smart Grid Concept from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun with hands on experiences in various smart grid sub domains like automation, SCADA, DSM and solar based renewable technologies. He was engaged with Reliance Infrastructure Limited and Mrida Renergy Development Pvt. Ltd., before joining GSES, India. He has interest in sustainable development and environmental sustainability.

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 Ashutosh Tripathi: Engineer

Ashutosh has completed his M. Tech in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power system from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (Bhopal). He has completed a six-month internship from GSES India Sustainable Energy Pvt. Ltd. He has also completed Industrial training at Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (Bhopal) where he learned about Transformer Manufacturing and Testing. He has undergone a short term training of Industrial Automation and MATLAB & Simulink. In his free time, he enjoys playing badminton and traveling to new places and explores new things.

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Sayani Bhattacharjee: Project Intern

Sayani is pursuing Integrated M.Tech in Energy Engineering from Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. Earlier, she has interned at Bureau of Energy Efficiency where she worked on “An approach on Energy efficiency and conservation of Sugar industry under PAT SCHEME”, Delhi (2017). She has also undergone training from Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and Damodar Valley Corporation where she learned about the electrical connection in Loco, turbine, heat exchanger and other hydel parts. Apart from education, she loves dancing, travelling and swimming.

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 Montina Brahma: Project Intern 

Montina is pursuing her B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Manipal University Jaipur, Rajasthan. She has worked on “Soil Moisture Controlled Irrigation System” as part of her B. Tech minor project. She has done a summer internship in NTPC Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station, Assam. She is a very creative person and find it relaxing to indulge in sketching/designing activities.

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Vishal Chandra: Project Intern

Vishal is a pursuing Integrated M. Tech. student in Energy Engineering from Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. Earlier, he has interned at National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram where he worked on “Quality and Reliability testing of PV Module ”.He has also undergone training from IISWBM and Damodar Valley Corporation where he learned about the Energy Auditing, operations of hydro power plants and other hydel parts, respectively.

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