Alma Mater: IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, Pennsylvania State University, Ecole Polytechnique
Professor Satyendra Kumar is one of the pioneers of the solar industry with over 28 years of experience in research and development on solar cells and flat panel displays. He has contributed significantly to the physics and technology of amorphous, micro- and nano crystalline silicon solar cells. He is mentor to many young professionals pursuing solar energy research in different parts of the world. Dr Kumar directed commissioning of over 200MW of PV power plants. Led award winning design and development of plug and play roof-top PV systems. He led the team for monitoring, O&M and root cause analysis of over 200MW of solar PV power plants employing different technologies spread across India.
Dr. Vibha Tripathi
Alma Mater: IIT Kanpur
Dr. Vibha Tripathi is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, where she supervised research and development of flexible organic solar cells, a unique idea which has a potential to be a disruptive technology. At IIT Kanpur she was also a mentor to many research projects and students working in the R&D of solar cells. Dr. Tripathi specializes on the research and development of thin film solar cells and has held a number of workshops and seminars in the field of renewable energy. Dr. Tripathi has been working in solar for over 15 years and her research and academia focused background has allowed Saurya to focus on what matters the most in Solar Energy; making it more accessible.