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My name is Karan Takhar. In May 2019, I graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Economics. I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC and fortunately have had many opportunities, through volunteer and research efforts, to engage with different corners of the community — both domestic and international. 

 

From these experiences, I have come to the belief that having sustainable access to energy resources will be a great equalizer. Energy resources can uplift villages, cities, and ultimately countries ​and enable them to become more self-sustaining. Renewable energy resources specifically provide this opportunity, as they are an unlimited supply source, geographically unconstrained and arguably most importantly, decentralized from a technology standpoint. The key is learning how to effectively harness these resources at both the small and large scale. My intent for ZNRG—through building out The Zenergy Podcast and creating engagement recommendations for the US government—is to showcase what is needed for renewable adoption at both levels. India provides a solid model for other developing countries to replicate, as just in the last ten years India has managed to install about 40 gigawatts of solar capacity and will need to average about $30 billion a year to meet its 2030 targets. 

 

I look forward to sharing some phenomenal insights with all of you.