Training Workshop for “Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy”, at Dhule, INDIA; 10th and 11th February 2018

Duration: Duration: 2 days. 10th and 11th February 2018.

Venue : PRINCE Training Center, G-62, MIDC, Awadhan, Dhule: 424006

Organisers: PRINCE (Promoters,Researchers & Innovators in New & Clean Energy), Suman Foundation, Shamgiri, Agra Road, Opposite Swagat Lodge, Deopur, DHULE - 424005,Maharashtra – INDIA

Introduction: Entrepreneurship aspiration of people is increasing and many of them are finding renewable energy as one of the most promising options. General perception of people about green entrepreneurship does not go beyond ‘Solar Water Heaters’ and ‘Solar rooftop power’. However there lies immense potential for entrepreneurship in many other areas like ‘Solar Cooking for domestic and community applications’ (India has 12 lakh rural schools where mid-day-meal is served, and this solar cooker market can be worth 10000 crore rupees), Solar industrial process heating, biogas plants for domestic as well as community application, biogas through waste management applications, efficient wood stoves, community cooking gasifiers, solar industrial heating applications, solar dryers and solar food processing applications etc. Financials of all technologies will also be discussed. Apart from technologies innovative business models play big role and same will also be discussed during the workshop.

Scale of business and basket of renewable energy products is the key for any sustainable enterprise. Many technologies have matured over time to shift from fabrication level to commercial production level. Hence it is right time to create network of manufacturers, dealers, marketing people, installation teams etc. The workshop aims at demonstrating such potential technologies; some hands on training for confidence building and networking of people who want to explore entrepreneurship opportunities and people who are already in renewable energy business.

Dr. Ajay Chandak has experience of conducting hardcore training programs in the area of solar cooking and other renewable energy technologies. Training programs conducted PRINCE in the past have shown very promising results and many entrepreneurs developed through these workshops.

Workshop Activities Workshop activities will cover:

  1. Demonstrations and presentations on technologies with ‘High entrepreneurship potential’ for small and medium scale businesses.
  2. Provide hands on experience for confidence building of prospective entrepreneurs.
  3. Exposure and discussion on different technologies where R & D and commercialization is needed.
  4. Discussion and presentations on business models.
  5. Networking of manufacturers, dealers, marketing people in renewable energy area.
  6. Sharing case studies, success and failure stories.
  7. Discussing project possibilities in renewable power and waste to energy.
  8. Group discussions, preparation of business plans and case studies.

"Julie Greene", Chairperson of SCI (Solar Cookers International) USA has consented to be key note speaker at the event.


Medium of Instructions: English, Hindi as per convenience of participants.

Fees : Fees for the workshop is Rs. 3500/- per participant. This fee includes cost of course material, tea, breakfast and lunches for 2 days. Organisers will try to arrange for stay of participants on request at nearby hotels at their cost.

Who Should Attend : Eligibility; No bar. Anybody who wishes to explore options in setting up enterprise in renewable energy can participate. We encourage participation from existing manufacturers and traders of solar water heating systems, solar rooftop installers, box cookers, Akshay Urja shop owners etc. We also encourage participation from all new and to be entrepreneurs who want to know how to start and from where to start? Anybody having entrepreneurship aptitudes are welcome. People pursuing research in solar thermal, biogas, biomass etc. may benefit from the program. People exploring investment options with open mind are also welcome.

Possible enterprise people can have: Sales and service, Installer, Manufacturer, operating different business models etc.

There are limited seats and organisers reserve right of admission to this workshop.

The workshop will be the first introduction for people who wish to explore the different options. Depending on the interest generated, further training, mentoring can be imparted.

There are limited seats and organisers reserve right of admission to this workshop.

People who wish to have personalized one to one interaction may stay back on 12th Feb 18

Registration:Interested members may contact organizers through email/phone and communicate their willingness with brief introduction about themselves. Organisers will communicate you regarding your selection for the program and payment details. Contact: , Cell no. 0091-9823033344, Dr. Ajay Chandak.

Note: These are hardcore hands on training programs in the field. Do not expect luxury of airconditioned hotels in our training programs.

Venue for the event : PRINCE Training Center, Plot no. G-62, MIDC, Awadhan, DHULE:424006

HOW TO REACH DHULE : Dhule is northern district of Maharashtra. People coming from Mumbai side can come by train. Mumbai CSTM- Amritsar express has three coaches directly connected to Dhule and timings are also comfortable. Train leaves CST Mumbai at 11.30 p.m. and reaches Dhule at 7.30 a.m. For return the train leaves Dhule at 7.25 p.m. and reaches CST Mumbai at 4.00 a.m. There are many private luxury buses/sleeper couches as well from Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Surat, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Nagpur etc. For people coming from south India or North India nearest convenient railway stations are Bhusaval 125 km, Jalgaon 95 km, Chalisgaon 55 km, Amalner 35 km, Manmad 90 km. All these stations are well connected by road to Dhule and there are frequent buses from State Transport and private taxi services.

For details contact:

Dr. Ajay Chandak.
PRINCE (Promoters & Researchers In Non Conventional Energy), Suman Foundation,
Shamgiri, Agra Road, Deopur, DHULE: 424005, INDIA
Cell: +91-9823033344,

Brief Introduction of the trainer Dr. Ajay Chandak is available at