Dilip Kumar

Job Title
Founder - Executive Director
Inspire Clean Energy

Dilip Kumar started his career as an automation engineer, due to his keen interest in developing new products. He joined Rockwell Automation Inc., global leader in Industrial
Automation as Application Engineer.

At Rockwell Automation, he was assigned growing responsibilities leading to manage customers contributing 12% of its revenue in India. During his tenure, he received multiple awards for his technical & sales leadership.

Between 2012 - 2016, he spearheaded SMA India's South Region. Consistently achieved exceptional and measurable results in identifying new markets, setting up new business
territories, building & leading teams in a dynamic environment.
In the year 2015, he along with Mr. Vikram Shetty founded Inspire Clean Energy (ICE) - a pure play, technical asset, operations & maintenance management company for the solar
PV plants. In the last 7+ years, ICE has grown and regarded as technical experts in managing solar PV assets. Many of its process are now de-facto standard operating procedures in the industry.
Late 2018, he co-founded Reparar Works (RW), India's first Solar PV repairs, refurbishment and recycling company focussing on sustainable ways to handle post warranty life of PV components. Today, ICE & RW together as Life Cycle Management
Companies have made positive impact on close to 2 GWp of Solar PV Asset.

Regarded as go to person in Solar PV tech community, he has a strong sense of socioenvironmental responsibilities and works towards protecting it.

This lead to formation of 'The ReLIFE Programme' which helped in providing livelihoods to people displaced by COVID. The programme helped close to 100 people restart there life, who were the sole bread winner for their family.

December 09, 2022Revolutionary Solutions to Reduce Life Time Cost of Solar PV Plant O&M


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