ACEF 2018 Speaker

Ashvini Kumar

Senior Fellow and Senior Director, Renewable Energy Technology Applications,


Dr. Ashvini Kumar has recently joined TERI as Senior Fellow and Senior Director, Renewable Energy Technology Applications. He superannuated recently from the post of the Managing Director of the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI), which is a Government of India Enterprise set up for implementation of policies on solar, wind, and other RE.

Dr. Kumar worked with SECI as the Director (Solar) from October 2012 and thereafter as MD until July 2017. During his tenure at SECI, main focus has been on design and implement procurement of solar and wind power competitively.

Prior to SECI, he has worked at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in various capacities for over 26 years leading programmes related to National Solar Mission and R&D coordination. Dr. Kumar obtained his Doctorate Degree in Solar Energy from IIT Delhi in 1981 and has continued to carry out scientific work thereafter at IIT Delhi and later at Solar Energy Centre, now rechristened as National Institute of Solar Energy.

He has co-authored three books published by International reputed publishers, several review articles and over 50 research papers in peer reviewed journals.


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