Orb is setting new standards in the Indian solar industry. We have uniquely designed solar photovoltaic and solar water heating systems, and we sell, install, and service most of these directly, through our own branch network, to better control the customer experience. We service residential and commercial customers, and we work with banks to enable our customers to take solar loans. Please click on our company video to learn more.
Our Social Impact
SOCIAL IMPACT VIDEO
Orb reaches out to rural markets, and serves the under-privileged who lack access to reliable energy.
Orb’s branches are primarily situated in smaller market towns, from which it’s staff press out into the villages to identify customers without reliable access to electricity. We do this in conjunction with banks who are eager to lend to villages for complete electrification – thus creating a solar village. Please see our video for the positive impact this has on our customers’ lives.
DAMIAN MILLER - CEO
Damian is a US and UK national, and the CEO of Orb. He has 15 years of experience in the solar photovoltaic industry, and a doctorate from Cambridge in solar technology in emerging markets. Before starting Orb, Damian launched solar businesses in India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, and China, where he oversaw the sale of more than 125,000 systems. Damian Miller is known for his ability to pioneer and lead new solar companies in Asia, and is the author of the recently published book Selling Solar.
NP RAMESH – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Ramesh is an Indian national, and is Orb’s Chief Operating Officer. Ramesh brings more than 20 years of solid experience in the consumer electronics and solar photovoltaic industry in India and many parts of Asia. Ramesh is known for his innovative flare, hands-on management, and strong leadership.
HERRE HOEKSTRA – CHAIRMAN
Herre is a Dutch National and Chairman of Orb. Herre has many years of senior managerial experience in multinational companies, as well as medium sized businesses. This includes a background in the solar photovoltaic industry. Herre brings exceptional experience across a broad range of industries, combined with a passion for the solar business.
Bamboo Finance is a global private equity firm investing in companies that expand access and improve quality and affordability of essential products and services for low income populations who represent the fastest growing segment in emerging markets. By financing companies with the potential to scale that merge business innovation with local expertise, Bamboo Finance aims at creating inclusive economies and accelerating the next generation of leaders in healthcare, energy, financial services, housing and education. www.bamboofinance.com
Acumen Fund is a non-profit social venture fund focused on supporting the delivery of critical goods and services at affordable prices to the world’s poor. Their mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas. www.acumenfund.org
THE SINGH FAMILY
The Singh family founded New Look, a UK-based fashion retailer. In 2004, the Singh family participated in a $1B transaction to take the company private in association with Apax Partners and Permira Advisers. Investment in Orb Energy is made by trusts for the benefit of the Singh family.