Inderpreet Wadhwa

Founder & CEO, Azure Power

Entrepreneurship, Technology
Inderpreet Wadhwa


Inderpreet is a renewable energy enthusiast and has over 20 years experience building large-scale infrastructure projects, patented application products, extremely profitable operations, and raising venture/project finance for startups and fortune 500 companies in energy, retail, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, CPG, and service industries. After his successful stint in Silicon Valley, he thought of starting a venture that will have a direct and positive social impact with respect to improving the livelihood in parts of rural India. Given his undergrad in electronics engineering, passion for solar power development and Indian government policy impetus around rural electrification, clean energy delivery to rural household through distributed solar power generation was the obvious choice leading to his creation of Azure Power in 2007. Inderpreet has relentlessly lobbied generation based incentives in solar sector through Clean Trade initiatives across US and India. His work has been highlighted in top tier publications such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Business Today, and Economic Times and he is a sought after speaker at major solar power events in India and abroad including Solar Power International, Inter Solar and other leading solar conferences. He is passionate about rural electrification and energy security through clean energy sources. Inderpreet graduated from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and has Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from G.N.D.U, Punjab.