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- UMass Lowell MS ‘98 renewable energy engineering
- UMass Lowell Ph.D. ‘00 in mechanical engineering (energy)
- Co-founded Solar Electric Light Co. India in 1995.
- As SELCO’s managing director, he has pioneered access to solar electricity for more than half a million people in India, where more than half the population does not have electricity, through customized home-lighting systems and innovative financing.
- Hande received the 2011 Magsaysay Award, widely considered Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
- One of 21 Young Leaders for India’s 21st Century by Business Today
- Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2007 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Nand and Jeep Khemkha Foundation.
- Case: SELCO and Harish Hande (pdf)
- Harish Hande Profile