Vinod has over 30 years of industry experience, focused on clean energy, sustainability, strategic management and finance. Over the years, he has helped launch a number of new businesses in clean technologies including renewable energy aggregators, sustainable farming, solar-powered water purification systems etc.
He founded Emergent Ventures India (EVI) in 1999 and launched the clean development business in 2004. Since then EVI has become globally recognized for its work in climate change mitigation and sustainable development, having completed more than 500 assignments across several geographies. He has been personally involved with incubation of several new businesses; design of renewable energy policies; development of new financing instruments; championing the cause of renewable energy, sustainable development, rural electrification, smart grid development, net metered solar water pumping programs etc.
He has been active in promoting new thinking in areas such as wind-solar hybrids, energy storage and utility anchored programs for solar PV and EV scale up, as well as solar water pumping, smart metering, energy efficiency, resource management, financial instruments and structures for scaling deployment of clean technologies .
He has consulted with a variety of stakeholders such as national and provincial governments, banks and financial Institutions, corporates, think tanks and UN organizations.