Vineeth Vijayaraghavan is the Director (Research and Outreach) at Solarillion Foundation. He is also the founding editor of Panchabuta, one of India’s leading Renewable Energy and Cleantech Industry focused information and intelligence provider. As the editor, Vineeth covers the sector with the intent to bring to the local and global audience, news, insightful analysis and commentary in this space. As an independent online resource, Panchabuta also focuses and contributes to policy making in the cleantech and renewable energy space in India by providing valuable inputs to various organizations and stakeholders in the ecosystem.
Vineeth, has represented national and international forums in the capacity of clean energy industry expert and has been quoted in the national and international media. He was nominated from India for the BRIC Clean Energy and Exchange program in the US in October 2011. A thought leader in the space, he has been speaking and moderating industry and stakeholder panel discussions on subjects ranging from renewable energy financing, projects and its viability in the Indian context and often assisting stake holders with critical inputs in shaping policies relating to renewable energy, specifically solar, wind and bio energy in India.
He is also actively involved in sustainable initiatives, energy security and next generation energy efficiency and management solutions including smart grid, rural micro grid and distributed generation solutions. Prior to founding Panchabuta, he was a consultant to project developers in the field of thermal energy for projects in South Tamil Nadu. He has also been associated with captive wind farm projects and energy plantation initiatives. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK.
Vineeth holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Electronics and Communications from the University of Madras.