Category Archives: solartown

Why I do what I do…

Imagine this. You come home to a building that is completely disconnected from the main grid. Has a self sufficient solar rooftop system that generates and transmits power and data to all your smart appliances via BPL fibre optic cable lines … Continue reading

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What a distributed utility should look like

Too many people look at what we are doing, at Solartown , and assume we are building a solar rooftop EPC company. I am compelled to laugh a little bit at that generalisation. We have no interest in building a business … Continue reading

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Leading teams – 101

Cutting to the chase, I have led teams in big companies, in volatile emotional environments and  in stressful conditions at sea. And I thought that was leadership. Later I realised that Leadership is not when people are paid to follow … Continue reading

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A Giga-watt a year company

Too long have I spent without expounding on what it means for SolarTown to succeed. If you see the world around you, especially in India, no one dares to move a thing. No one dares to change a thing. You … Continue reading

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Solar module manufacturers and system integrators in India

Lately, there is a heavy influx of module manufacturers getting in to system integration to ward off competitons and increase margins. These are people with a hammer who are going looking for a nail. The role of the system integrator … Continue reading

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Appearances, looks and its effects on Sales

Remember everything is Sales, if you have to persuade someone to something you’d like. But also remember this. APPEARANCES Creates Baseline Trust: If you had to ask someone to watch your bags at the airport, would you choose the unshaven … Continue reading

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Why should I choose you- asked a VC?

I was engrossed in a deep conversation with a VC yesterday for some fund raising advice – who all of a sudden pointed to a newspaper cut out on a recent competitor who got funded. Apparently the highest in our industry … Continue reading

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