World’s First Solar Energy Online Community just Launched
It’s more than a Facebook page or a LinkedIn group for solar energy. It’s
the Online Community for Solar energy professionals and enthusiast:
Singapore, June 28, 2012 -- It’s more than a Facebook page or a LinkedIn
group for solar energy. It’s the Online Community for Solar energy
professionals and enthusiast: www.SOLARIKA.org. SolarIKA stand for Solar
Information, Knowledge and Action and it is launched with a mission to
provide easily accessible un-biased information and knowledge necessary
to advance the adoption of solar energy throughout the world.
For the past few years, Solar Energy has seen many ups and downs. It has
been the fastest growing renewable energy and more people are adopting
the benefits it provides. The first solar powered boat (Planet Solar)
travelled around the world and the first solar powered day and night
flight (Solar Impulse) also took place successfully this year. In May,
Germany produced 25% of its nation’s electricity by solar power. Although
these are major wins for Solar Energy, there is still a case for massive
action in terms of research for better efficiencies, better financial
models, better policies and better integration of systems and supply
chains. This is the case for having a closely-knit community site for
Solar Energy practitioners, researches, investors and enthusiasts.
SOLARIKA’s user-generated content style and resources provide a wealth of
useful information while at the same time facilitates meaningful
discussions and networking opportunities amongst its members.
SOLARIKA’s idea is to provide information and knowledge in the field of
solar energy via a convenient to use online platform that interests
experts and novices, investors and entrepreneurs, suppliers and users,
jobseekers and employers and in general any followers of Solar Energy.
Apart from providing the latest market news, trends and updates, SOLARIKA
provides insights from experts and ensures that its members have access
to the latest known conferences, seminars and scholarly articles on solar
It is a platform to share views and facilitate meaningful discussions and
provide an opportunity for match-making potential business opportunities
in the field of solar energy globally. Most of the content here is
generated by its members, who are researchers, analysts, practitioners
and thought-leaders in the field of Solar energy.
The SOLARIKA journey began as a casual discussion between its founder, Mr
Nilesh Jadhav and the folks at Sambaash, who met through common friends.
Sambaash has enabled similar online community platform in the field of
IT, fashion, medicine, etc. and we pounced upon the idea of having a
similar platform for Solar Energy. Weeks after this discussion, the whole
framework was conceptualised and enthusiastically developed to form the
dynamic SOLARIKA online community. SOLARIKA is founded by Mr Nilesh Y.
Jadhav, a solar energy enthusiast, investor and practitioner. Nilesh
currently works as a senior scientist at the Energy Research Institute @
NTU, Singapore. He is himself an entrepreneur, mentors start-up
companies, explores technology commercialization opportunities and
provides consultancy for several solar energy ventures. He also has been
covering the solar industry for the past few years as an editor and
contributor for various publications.
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