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Delhi-based ex-engineering professor BK Mohanka realised the potential of the solar segment early on and incorporated Gautam Solar in 1997.
Since then, the founder’s son, Gautam Mohanka, and various other family members joined the company and worked to take it from a company with Rs 1 crore turnover in 2002 to Rs 200 crore turnover in 2020.
The family business today manufactures a range of solar products, including panels, pumps, lights, fans, batteries, and more. Various government organisations, corporate companies, and individual buyers form its customer base, which it services from its four Haridwar-based factories of 250 MW capacity in total.
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“The supply chain in India for solar manufacturing is becoming robust. The nation is becoming prominent in the space as more players are coming up.”