Hardik Pokhrel serves as Solar and Storage Associate for Sol Customer Solutions since joining the team in 2021. Mr. Pokhrel is responsible for leading and prioritizing collaboration around preliminary system design, financial modeling of potential solar and storage opportunities while also supporting the project development team to secure new projects.
Previously, Mr. Pokhrel was working in Nepal with WindPower Nepal working on techno-commercial feasibility studies, project development and energy transition strategies. Mr. Pokhrel began his renewable energy career with cKinetics consulting, a sustainability advisory firm in New Delhi focusing on energy access through renewable energy technologies, mini-grid business model archetypes and energy policy assessment.
Mr. Pokhrel graduated from Yale School of Environment with a Masters of Environment Management (MEM) specializing in Energy and Environment, where he was Environment Defense Fund’s Climate Corps fellow for City of Orlando. As a EDF fellow, he supported City of Orlando in the development of their expanded 2030 clean energy roadmap, along with providing enhanced strategy on resilience, emission tracking and resource efficiency. At Yale, he worked as teaching fellow for the certificate course, Financing and Deploying Clean Energy at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. Mr. Pokhrel also holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from National Institute of Technology Bhopal, India.