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SELCO MD Harish Hande meets Barack Obama

The meeting with President Obama was about entrepreneurship and specially social entrepreneurship. SELCO emphasized the need to connect poverty alleviation and sustainable energy. The President moderated a panel for 30 minutes and then spoke to each of the social entrepreneur. SELCO spoke about the need of the house being decentralized energy and its importance for a country like India. Also I emphasized about potential replication of processes and business models among the poor in the US.

Business Today, Sept 15th , 2014
Fund need-based innovation to tackle climate change, says Harish Hande

Live Mint, Aug 9th, 2014
Harish Hande | Here comes the sun

Hindu Business Line, July 27th, 2014
KVG Bank bags award

Indian Express, April 22nd, 2014
Story of a Lamp that Brings Happiness

The Hindu, April 12th, 2014
Solar lighting and Siddis

Live Mint, Feb 9, 2013
"Young entrepreneurs should evaluate the source of the money they get"

Times of India, Feb 1, 2013
TOI Social Impact Awards: From Fruit Vendor to Green Entrepreneur

Vijayavani, Jan 28, 2013
ಸೋಲಾರ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ ಅವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ನೀತಿ : ಹರೀಶ್ ಹಂದೆ

Udayavani, Jan 26, 2013
ಬಡವರಿಗೆ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಇನ್ನೂ ಮರೀಚಿಕೆ

Prajavani, Jan 24, 2013
ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆಗೆ ಬದಲು ಪರಹಾರ ರೂಪಿಸಿ

Vijayavani, Jan 24, 2013
ಉರುವಲು ಹೊಗೆ ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಪಾಯಕಾರಿ

Times of India, Jan 24, 2013
Sunny solutions for dark homes

Forbes India, Jan 21, 2013
Harish Hande: India Can Show The Right Way To Do Business

Kannada Prabha, Jan 14, 2013
ಇಲ್ಲಿ ರಾತ್ರಿಯಲ್ಲೂ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ!

Daiji World, Jan 9, 2013
Udupi: Solar Electricity Provided for 33 Students Houses

Times of India, Jan 9, 2013
"Youth must work hard for green energy"

Global Envision, Dec 6, 2012
SELCO: A shining star in market-driven social enterprise

Business Standard, Nov 30. 2012
Swithching on off-grid solar

Udayavani Editorial, Nov 23, 2012

ಬೆಳಕಿಗಾಗಿ ಸೂರ್ಯನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಒಪ್ಪಂದ

The Hindu, Nov 4, 2012
Naxalite problem attributed to increasing inequality

Business Today, Oct 17, 2012
Reforms seem to favour only larger corporates, says Selco India MD H. Harish Hande

Electronics Bazaar Nov 02, 2012,

Prajavani, Sept 23, 2012
ಶಿಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕೆ ಸೌರ ಬೆಳಕು

The Hindu, Sept 8, 2012
Sitraruvipatti village sees power for the first time

Seven Sisters Post, Sept 7, 2012
IIE, SELCO boost to solar energy

COSPP, Sept 3, 2012
Solar energy business aspirants to be trained

Power Engineering, Sept 1, 2012
I want to inspire the youth to change the face of rural India

Business Today, Aug 19, 2012
Spreading Sunshine

Forbes India, Jun 19, 2012
Podcast: Expectations ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio

Le, June 11, 2012

Lumières Solaires Sur Puttur

Le Monde, June 11, 2012

En Inde, des pauvres s'éclairent à l'énergie solaire

Prajavani, June 24, 2012

ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ದಿಕ್ಕು ಬದಲಿಸಿದ `ಸೋಲಾರ್'

Vijaya Karnataka, June 17, 2012

ಸೌರ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಯೋಜನೆ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆ

Vijaya Karnataka, June 17, 2012

ಅಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯಿಕ ಇಂಧನ : ಶೇ.೨೮ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಉತ್ಪಾದನೆ

The Hindu, June 17, 2012

This professor's house is solar-powered

Hello Shimoga, June 16, 2012

ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ವಿಭಾರವರ ಮನೆ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಸೌರಶಕ್ತಿಯಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿದ ಮನೆ, Mumbai, June 12, 2012

SELCO: An energy loan's ripple effects

Forbes India, June 26, 2012

Podcast by Richenda Van Leeuwen, Selco Board Director: Expectations ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio

BBC World Service, 27, May 2012

The Forum, Limits of Markets

The Hindu, June 9, 2012

A solar-powered booth for charging phones - The Hindu, June 3, 2012

Mr. Sunshine: Harish Hande

Forbes India, May 19, 2012

Harish Hande: India Can Show The Right Way To Do Business

Forbes India, May 19, 2012
Harish Hande: India Can Show The Right Way To Do Business

Think Progress, May15, 2012

Energy Access Entrepreneurs Seek $500 Million From World Bank At Rio +20

Nquirer Opinion, May 5, 2012

Asia for the poor

The Economist, Apr 28, 2012

Waiting for the sun

Citizen Matters, Bangalore, Apr 20, 2012

"I don't see people owning Bengaluru"

Indian Express, Apr 2, 2012

'Adaptability, not technology, hinders use of solar energy'

Prajavani, Apr 1, 2012

ಸೌರ ದೀಪದ ಕ್ರಾಂತಿ : ಸವಾಲಿನ ಕೆಲಸ

Limca Book of Records 2012
Dr.Harish Hande in Limca Book of Records 2012

Bangalore Waves, Mar 30, 2012

Sustainable energy for all is our goal - Dr. Harish Hande

Artha Platform, Mar 12, 2012

Pathbreakers: Harish Hande, MD of Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO)

Hindustan Times, March 15,2012

Getting off the grid

Green World Online: GW75

A view from the Frontline

Deccan Chronicle, March 8, 2012

She taps solar power in village homes

The Economic Times, Mar 2, 2012

Pathbreakers: Harish Hande, MD of Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO)

The Hindu Business Line, Mar 1, 2012

More Energy, by word of mouth

Hi Blitz, Feb 3, 2012

Tapping the Sun

Forbes India, Jan 21, 2012

Selco's Harish Hande Wants To Spread The Light

All Magsaysay Awards Articles

Times of India, Nov 2, 2011
Solar power lights up students' lives

Indian Express, Nov 03, 2011
Karnataka Rajyotsava award to Dr. Harish Hande

Times of India, Octo, 16, 2011

'The poor as a Market is Vulgar Term'

Applied Materials, sep, 21, 2011

Electrifying Villages And Schools In India

The Telegraph, Sep, 11, 2011

'Somebody has to tell NRIs, Boss, we need your brains, not your cash'

Indian express, Aug,21, 2011

'We are hiding behind the poor when we say we are a poor country and we need coal and nuclear energy', Aug 5, 2011
Newsmaker: Harish Hande

Business Standard , Aug 5, 2011


SamyukthaKarnataka, Aug 2, 2011

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Mid Day, Aug 1, 2011


Deccan Chronicle, July 29, 2011

Magsaysay for lighting up the path of the poor

Kannadaprabha, July 30, 2011

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Kannadaprabha, July 31, 2011

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Prajavani, July 31, 2011

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Times of India, Jul 29, 2011

SOLAR POWER lights little lives

Udayavani, Jul 28, 2011

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Vijayakarnataka, Jul 28, 2011
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Magsaysay award winner Harish Hande lights up rural houses with solar power, Jul 28, 2011
A walk with the ‘sun-catcher' in rural India, Jul 28, 2011
Focus on decentralised energy solutions,
says Dr Harish Hande, Jul 30, 2011
Policies are mockery of poverty alleviation, Jul 30, 2011
Delhi mafia dominates solar energy policy, Jul 28, 2011, Jul 28, 2011
Bangalore entrepreneur, Harish Hande wins Ramon Magsaysay Award, Jul 28, 2011
Harish Hande: Tapping the Sun, Jul 28, 2011
Winners of Asia’s Version of Nobel Prize Revealed, Jul 28, 2011
2011 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees announced, Jul 28, 2011
Harish Hande dedicates Magsaysay award to SELCO teammates

CNBC, Jul 28, 2011
Indian village organizer among Magsaysay winners

The Times of India, Jul 28, 2011
Bangalorean among Magsaysay awardees

The Times of India, Jul 28, 2011
Bangalorean among Magsaysay awardees

The Times of India, Jul 28, 2011
Bangalorean among Magsaysay awardees

India Today, Jul 28, 2011
Twin glory for India at Magsaysay

Hindustan Times, Jul 28, 2011
Magsaysay honour for 2 Indians

IBN Live, Jul 28, 2011
Will share award with young entrepreneurs

The Times of India, Jul 28, 2011
2 Indians win Magsaysay Award

DNA, Jul 28, 2011
Two Indians honoured with Magsaysay award

NDTV, Jul 28, 2011
Two Indians figure in this year's Magsaysay Award

The Hindu, Jul 28, 2011
Nileema Mishra, Hande created waves of progressive change across Asia

The Hindu, Jul 28, 2011
Bangalorean gets Ramon Magsaysay Award

Kannadaprabha, Jul 28, 2011
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Eenadu, Jul 28, 2011
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Bangalore Mirror, Jul 28, 2011
Magsaysay for solar crusader

Economic Times, Jul 28, 2011
Two Indians, Harish Hande & Nileema Mishra, win Magsaysay Award

Outlook, Jul 28, 2011
Nileema Mishra, Harish Hande Get Magsaysay Award

Business standard, Jul 26, 2011
Lighting up rural India

Associated Press, July 3, 2011
India's rural poor give up on power grid, go solar

Blog by Harish Hande for World Economic Forum, May 25, 2011
India's Growing Energy Disparity – Need for Energy Inclusion and Social Innovation

Rediff Business, May 24, 2011
'Pampered' IITians make a start in helping the poor

Business standard, May 21, 2011
Keya Acharya: Payback by the 'creamy layer'

Business Line 21 march 2011
Selco Solar Light plans to illuminate 2 lakh homes

Udayavani 20march 2011
Kugramadalli belaku harisida rotary sourajyothi

Samyuktha Karnataka 20 march 2011
Solar vyavsthe alavdike

Prajavani 21 march 2011
Belthangady nooraivattu manegalige 'sourajyothi'

Kannada Prabha 20 march 2011
Rotary 'Solar village' yojane jari

Jai Kannadamma 20 march 2011
Rotari - Selco sahyogadalli sourajyothi yojane

Deccan Herrald 20 march 2011
150 Houses In Belthangady Get Solar Power Supply

Hosadigantha 20 march 2011
Kananada manegala belagida soura belaku

Express News Service, December 28, 2010
Vegetable vending in AC cars gets business plant

The Huffington Post, December 6, 2010
What American Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Their Foreign Counterparts

The Hindu, Dec 16, 2010
LED can lighten your bill by 75 per cent


Indian Solar Mission – Anti-Poor and Anti-Democracy

TreeHugger, Dec 13, 2010
India's National Solar Mission

The Times of India, Oct 4, 2010
When the best brains drew a blank on DRI

PERSPECTIVE, November 2010
Renewable Watch

Deccan Herald, Sept 4, 2010
Bringing light

New york times, Sep 2, 2010,
Power to the people

Business Day, September 2, 2010
Bringing Light to India's Rural Areas

Deccan Herrald, Mar 23, 2010
From Darkness to Light

Hindu Business Line, Apr 09, 2010
Growing Pride in Solar Lamps

DNA, April 4, 2010
Giving Some Sunshine

Business India, May 2, 2010
Sunshine Schools

CNN International, February 28,2010
SELCO on EcoSolutions

CNBC, Jan 27, 2010
Young Turks, Harish Hande

NDTV, Jun 29, 2010
Harish Hande at Davos

The Week, December 2009
Bright Mind

Business Today, December 27, 2009
Let There Be Light

Entrepreneur, November 2009
The Dark Knight of Rural India

The Hindu, November 23, 2009
100% Solar Village between SELCO and Cauvery Kalapatharu Grameen Bank

IndiaPRwire: Govt. Of Karnataka Endorses Shell Foundation’s IAP Campaign with SELCO

Renewable Energy Focus, October 21, 2009, Binu Parthan
Renewable Energy Focus: Renewable Energy Microfinancing, an Oxymoron or Reality?

Forbes August 28, 2009
Forbes: Subroto Bagchi, Co-Founder, Mindree Ltd., asks who is afraid of the dark now?

Business Outlook, September 5, 2009
Business Outlook: Harish Hande among  top 50 Social Entrepreneurs

Economic Times, May 15, 2009
Economic Times: Soaking in the sun

Financial Times
Financial Times: SELCO wins Financial Times, AcelorMittal Boldeness Business Award in CSR category

Times of India, March 12, 2009
Times of India: Workshop, Manipal Karnataka: Access to Sustainable Energy Services via Innovative Financing

Financial Times, February 25 2009, Amy Kazmin
Financial Times: A Bright Idea that Helped India's Poor

The Lemelson Foundation and E+Co, January 12, 2009
The Lemelson Foundation and E+Co: SELCO attracts new capital from Social Investors

India Today, 26th June 2008, Swagatha Sen
India Today: Let There Be Light, 5th February 2008, Sramana Mitra
Forbes: Lighting The Way In India

Business Today, 23rd December 2007, Saumya Bhattarcharya
December 23, 2007
Business Today: Solar crusader - Harish Hande

Reuters, October 31 2007
Reuters: Solar energy boom may help world's poorest

The Indian Express, 8th October 2007
The Indian Express: Small Fish, Big Catch, 15th March 2007, Snigdha Sen
CNN: Lighting Up Rural India

Business Week, 9th May 2007, Dan Macsai
Business Week: Design for the Real Mass Market

The Financial Express, 22nd June 2007
The Financial Express: Indian Projects win Green Oscars

Times of India, 22nd June 2007 Rashmee Roshan Lall
Times of India: India shines at Green Oscars

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