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Past Issue • Jul-Sep 2014

Case Summary: Husk Power Systems

In this study on innovative entrepreneurship and sustainable development, Professors Gireesh Shrimali, Charles Dhanaraj and Kirti Madhok Sud chronicle the evolution and growth of Husk Power Systems; the possible opportunities it could capitalise on and strategies to meet the various challenges in making the enterprising company operational. Husk Power Systems (HPS) provided off-grid power to rural Indian villages of about 500 households each. HPS used proprietary technology to generate electricity from rice husk using 35 kilowatts (kW) “mini power plants.”

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

  • Gireesh-Shrimali

    Gireesh Shrimali

    Assistant Professor of Energy Economics and Business at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
  • Charles 1

    Charles Dhanaraj

    Professor of Strategy and Global Leadership at IMD, Lausanne.
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