Dr. Kanak Mukhopadhyay, Managing Director

Dr.Kanak Mukhopadhyay (Ph.D degree on Solar Energy from University of Kalyani, India) played a leading role in setting up the National Center for Energy Research at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in association with Photowatt (France) & Dornier (Germany). After returning to India, he continued his research in the development of advanced solar cells, and in the design, development and field trials of Solar PV Lanterns for rural households. He founded Agni, with a vision to manufacture and deploy high quality and low cost Solar PV equipments and systems. He has served on the Board of various Solar PV and Electronics companies in India. He is a life member of SESI, a Fellow of Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (IETE). He has over 40 publications in National and International journals, seminars & conferences. He has been awarded the SESI-EMMVEE Young Entrepreneurship Award by Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) for the year 2004. In 2008, he was invited to speak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston to share his views about the solar industry in India and its future. He is also actively involved in academic study and university teaching at IIEST, Shibpur & Jadavpur University

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