You ain’t seen nothing yet – Nithish Sairam of Illumine-i
𝐀𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐢 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩, 𝐌𝐚𝐫 18, 10 𝐚𝐦 – 2 𝐩𝐦, Haddows Club, Nungambakkam
Organized by the Chennai Climate Consortium
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐫 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞, 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢-𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 $ 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 (𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐕𝐂𝐬), 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐍𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩.
Distributed generation is one of the real virtues of solar power – given its modularity and low maintenance requirements.
Not surprisingly, most of the solar power generation globally was from rooftop solar power in the initial stages before ground-mounted utility solar took over.
Rooftop solar in specific, and distributed solar in general, still form a significant portion of the global solar PV capacities. Out of the approximately 1 TW (1000 GW) of solar PV power generation capacity installed worldwide, about 40% (close to 400 GW) is from distributed solar. By 2030, distributed solar alone could be close to, or beyond 1 TW of installed capacity worldwide.
If rooftop solar is running a 200 meter race, utility solar is sprinting the 100 meter dash. From about 700 GW currently, utility solar will be at least 1.5 TW, more likely closer to 2 TW, of installed capacity globally by 2030. Imagine that – the entire global thermal power generation (coal + gas) capacity currently is not a lot more than 2 TW, and thermal power plants took over 100 years to reach that capacity.
These massive amounts of solar power plants require engineering and design before they are installed, and monitoring & maintenance support once they are. One can guess the amount of opportunities available for folks providing solutions in engineering, design & monitoring for solar power plants.
𝐈𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐞-𝐢 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐢-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. It provides such services to over 250 solar EPCs in North America. When I congratulated him on his startup’s superfast growth, the startup’s CEO Nithish told me something to the effect, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
You can perhaps see more of the future from Nithish’s story at the Climate Startup Stories workshop on Mar 18, 2023, at Haddows Club, Chennai.
Nithish will be one of the ten climate startup founders who will be sharing their startup journeys at the event.
Details of all startup founders – https://bit.ly/3Zz3r3j
𝐓𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, call Muthu 9952910083
See my LinkedIn post on this topic