A new report from The Climate Group and Goldman Sachs, The Business Case for Off-Grid Energy in India, makes the case for off-grid energy businesses in India. India’s Prime Minister Modi has set the goal of harnessing solar in order to provide every household in India with at least one light bulb by 2019. There is reason to believe that basic energy for all is a feasible goal for India within this decade, but it will require some changes; business-as-usual won’t deliver the desired results.
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India had organized the electric bike racing challenge earlier and is now organizing the Indo Asian Solar Challenge (IASC) 2016. These are great platforms for the students of the university to exhibit their skill and knowledge. This also helps in getting experience in wining potential investors or venture capitalist.
The university has also made good effort for publicity and providing a prize money (Rs 100,000 to 500,000) as an incentive for the winners.
Today i'm asking some soul searching questions both to the students and the faculty. With all respect, please note that i'm not complaining about LPU nor about the students but just asking if we could all together improve the already set standards.
Not to follow how the solar races happen elsewhere in the world, but to set our own standards which other International colleges would want to meet?