Arno Harris Joins Azure Power's Board of Directors

May 17, 2016, 06:00 ET from Azure Power

NEW DELHI, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Azure Power, India's leading solar power company, announced today the appointment of Arno Harris, Former Founder, CEO and Chairman of Recurrent Energy, one of North America's leading utility-scale solar project developers, as an independent director.

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Arno Harris comes on board with over 15 years of experience in the solar sector and has helped the industry make the transition to mainstream energy markets. This includes his term as the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Recurrent Energy where he grew annual revenues to $1.4B, booked over 1.5GW of utility contracts and built a leadership team widely respected as one of the 'industry's best'. He also served as the CEO of Prevalent Power, Inc. and played a key role in starting various companies including RedEnvelope, WineShopper.com and Novo Media Group, Inc.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, "We are pleased to welcome Arno as the new board director at Azure Power. Arno is an industry veteran and his solid reputation for disciplined execution will help Azure Power in its next phase of growth with greater fiscal discipline and governance."

Commenting on his appointment, Arno Harris said, "Azure Power is an established leader in the solar industry in India and it gives me immense pleasure to join its esteemed board. Azure offers an attractive value proposition for Indian solar power customers by utilizing the best technology with unmatched execution expertise and experience. I am a big believer of the company and look forward to working with Azure Power board and team to drive long-term value for all stakeholders."

About Azure Power  

Azure Power is a leader in the Indian solar industry. Azure Power developed India's first private utility scale solar project in 2009 and has been at the forefront of developments in the sector as a developer, constructor and operator of utility scale, micro-grid and rooftop solar projects since its inception in 2008. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power manages the entire development and operation process, providing low-cost solar power solutions to customers throughout India.

For more information, visit: http://www.azurepower.com

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