City Based Simarpreet Singh Makes It To Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List

We’re So Proud

On Tuesday, Forbes came up with their fourth annual ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list which features almost 300 young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs across Asia. These thinking caps are the ones who entered a challenging zone and are creating a better place to live in for our future generations. While all the honourees are well deserved, it is a proud moment for Tricity. Mohali based, Simarpreet Singh is part of this impressive list. The only entrepreneur from the region north of Delhi has taken up the fight against climate change by contributing to the larger cause of building sustainable energy infrastructure on every roof in the form of innovative small-scale solar solutions.

Among the 300 young innovators across 10 categories chosen from over 2,000 entries received from 23 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Simarpreet has stood out in the industry- Manufacturing and Energy category.

Making The Nation A Better Place To Live In

Hartek Solar Founder-Director Simarpreet Singh, a young and dynamic entrepreneur has set out on a mission to provide clean and affordable energy across the country. They make rooftop solar panels, which are low on maintenance costs.

Mobile Solar Van

In May 2018, the startup came up with a plug-and-play solar power kit with a mobile solar van which adds electricity to rural communities. They are easy to install with lower maintenance costs. Owing to its optimised and non-invasive design, these rooftop kits are based on a unique remote sensing technology. They are a game changer in driving the demand for rooftop solar, particularly in the residential category. The first company in India to launch customised rooftop solar kits, Hartek Solar has installed 25-MW kits so far. These installations can be linked with consumers’ Wi-Fi or GPRS SIM card so that they can get alerts on cleaning, maintenance as well as real-time data on energy generation and savings. Simarpreet said, “Sustainability was at the core of the very idea behind founding Hartek Solar in May 2017. Out of the billion people not having access to electricity 300 million (of them) come from India, so I wanted to create an impact.”

What’s Next

Simarpreet is now firming up Hartek Solar’s foothold by working on innovative small-scale solar solutions like solar trees and solar fencing and attractive business models to capitalise on emerging trends.

Kudos to him!