Deepak Mohapatra works as the Senior Officer - Business & Market Development at the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), a leading global business association representing the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector for provision of energy access in developing and emerging countries.
He works closely together with more than 200 ARE Members, as well as international and local partners to improve market conditions, facilitate capacity building, and establish favourable environment enabling business for private sector companies in DRE space across the globe.
Previously Deepak worked at a German NGO called 'Lernen - Helfen - Leben e.V. as a Project Coordinator. He holds MSc. in Renewable Energy Management from Technical University of Cologne (TH Köln), Germany and B.Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), India.
04:05 pm - 05:00 pm
Almost anywhere in the world, solar power is now the cheapest way of generating electricity. For the first time in history, this "home-made" electricity is able to compete with grid power. The technical options are diverse, ranging from off-grid to on-grid and many hybrid forms. This could completely change the way in which electricity is supplied, affecting both off-grid and on-grid applications. This panel discussion will be addressing the opportunities and challenges of the coming years.