Harish Hande
  • 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.
Harish Hande
  • 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