Video Interview: Solar Entrepreneur Talks About Bringing Light To India
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Rustam Sengupta, a clean energy social entrepreneur who recently visited the University of Michigan as part of the WDI Global Impact Speaker Series, sat down with WDI Senior Research Fellow Ted London for a one-on-one video interview.
During the conversation, Sengupta discussed what motivated him to start the solar access venture Boond, which provides clean-energy lighting solutions to 100,000 low-income individuals and small-scale enterprises in rural, northern states of India.
He also talked about the evolution of his business model over the past six years as Boond has gone from a small company offering solar lamps and simple home systems to one that now offers microgrids, mini grids and rooftop solar panels. (Learn more about Boond in this company-produced video.)