Mr. Andrew Hines
Session: Booming Indian Solar Market – Project Opportunities
Mr. Andrew Hines holds an MBA (2010) in Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA (2004) in Political Science from Amherst College. Andrew started CleanMax Solar as its Co-founder in 2011, and has worked in a variety of business development and strategy roles since then. He moved to Bangalore in 2012 to launch the company’s south India BD operations. Prior to CleanMax Solar, Andrew’s earlier stint has been with Suzlon Energy, BP Alternative Energy, Atlas Renewables etc.
Prior to his MBA, Andrew was a founding employee of Kaivalya Education Foundation, a non-profit organisation which now works across India to build education leadership competencies in the government education system. Andrew drafted the white paper for the organisation, and secured funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Indian philanthropists
About CleanMax Solar
CleanMax Solar is India’s largest provider of solar power to corporates. The company was founded in 2011, and since then, CleanMax Solar has successfully installed more than 250 projects for over 70 corporates, with a combined on-site capacity of more than 100 MW. CleanMax Solar is the #1 rooftop solar developer in India for the past three years, with a market share of 24 per cent (as per the Bridge to India May 2017 report). CleanMax Solar also operates over 300 MW of solar farms in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, for supply to its corporate customers.
With clients spanning sectors such as Automobiles, Education, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, and Information Technology, the company develops projects on a turnkey basis, providing power on a per-kWh basis, under long-term Power Purchase Agreements, at rates cheaper than prevailing grid tariffs. CleanMax Solar was the first Indian company to win the prestigious Transformational Business Awards 2018 by Financial Times (FT) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the ‘Achievement in Transformational Infrastructure’ category. CleanMax Solar has been recognized by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (Government of India) with National Excellence Awards for Rooftop Solar Developer and Rooftop Solar EPC Player in 2016.