URVAL CHOTALIA

Director, Solar Power Analyst

Urval Chotalia is a leader and innovator in technical and policy analysis focused on renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. Over the past 5 years he has provided market, policy, financial and strategic analysis to multiple private, rural and non-profit sector clients, helping them evaluate and implement renewable electricity market, policy, and business opportunities.

Urval is particularly passionate about sustainable development in rural and urban areas. His specialization includes designing and commissioning of centralized and decentralized solar PV projects that range from few watts to several KW and up to MW. He has worked with over 50 rural clients to design Solar Thermal (Water Heaters), Solar Grid Tie, Off Grid, and Hybrid Solar systems combined with battery storage options to ensure people in remote places and have clean water and affordable electricity year-round.

Urval holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Viva Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Prior to helping co-found Rising Sun Electric, Urval was a sole proprietor of Soururja Solution where he helped electrify smaller villages and heritage sites by building solar micro and mini grids. He is a lifetime member of Solar Energy Society of India, Solar Impulse Foundation and Certified trainer by IIT Mumbai. He also actively volunteers and promotes Eco-friendly products to reduce the use of plastics in our day-to-day lives and help build a “Greener Economy.”