Innovative Solar Thermal Power Projects in India
The keynote will commence with a speech of Mr. Deepak Gadhia on large area solar dish of 500 sq.m., the world's largest. Following this, Dr. B K Jayasimha Rathod will delve into the intricacies of the 1 MW round-the-clock solar thermal power plant with metallic storage. The keynote will end with an interactive question and answer session, providing attendees with an opportunity to gain deeper insights into these solar energy advancements.
Mr. Deepak Gadhia is the Chairman of Sunrise CSP India Pvt. Ltd. which is bringing an innovative BIGDISH system as the world's largest solar thermal concentrator to India. He has been a manufacturer of Scheffler concentrators and steam cooking systems, parabolic cookers, and more. He engineered and helped create large arrays of Scheffler concentrators for institutions, one of which at Tirupati, India, solar cooks 30,000 meals per day. He now mentors and supports many start-ups in CleanTech sectors.
Mr. Deepak Gadhia has received many awards and global recognitions, the latest being the prestigious EuroSolar Award on 23 Feb 2023 in Rome. He travels extensively to share his work and hold workshops to create awareness and train people and on various committees to promote Solar and sustainability.
Deepak Gadhia has moved to the Muni Seva Ashram, serves as a Trustee there, and looks after renewables and sustainability of the Ashram.
Mr. Gadhia was a board member at Solar Cookers International in 2012.
Dr. B K Jayasimha Rathod
Dr. B K Jayasimha Rathod is the CEO and Co-PI of “India One” Solar Thermal Power Plant, R&D project under MNRE and German Govt. With Indigenously developed 60 Sq.meter fixed focus Solar reflectors and Innovative Thermal storage for round the clock operation. He is practicing Rajayoga Meditation and Value base lifestyle from last 30 years.
Dr. B K Jayasimha Rathod was the Director of MNRE UNDP-GEF Training centre of CST awareness, Govt. Of India from 2014 to 2017. He was the Group head for finalizing BIS standards for concentrating type Technology. Govt. of India as well as Member Editorial Board Sun focus magazine by UNIDO – MNRE Govt. of India. He was furthermore part of the steering committee at the Anchor Institute of Solar Energy, Govt. of Gujarat.
From 2007 until 2010 Dr. B K Jayasimha Rathod was Co-Inventor of 50 SQM & 60 SQM parabolic reflector and from 2007 to 2009 the Product Development Head at Thermax Ltd. Pune Solar Division. From 2001 to 2007 he established and worked as CEO of Supreme Rays Systems Pune.