Harish is a renewable energy entrepreneur with over 24 years of grassroots experience in understanding, developing and deploying solutions for underserved communities. Harish graduated from the IIT, Kharagpur and earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts. His experience living in communities in India and Sri Lanka, and understanding the correlation between lack of energy and a poverty, inspired him to launch SELCO, which today is an umbrella of organisations, each addressing specific gaps in the energy access ecosystem. SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd runs grassroots operations for decentralised energy products like home solar systems. SELCO Foundation is an open-source innovation lab researching and designing social innovations with an incubation program which nurtures clean-energy enterprises. SELCO Fund is an impact fund established in 2016 to deploy patient capital.