In the present crisis of energy in the developing world, the harnessing of the solar energy has become urgency. The following is an interview with Mr. Ashar Aziz -Founder and Chairman, Sky Electric
PAGE: Why did you choose to start SkyElectric, and launch the Solar System in Pakistan, considering your long history of building global companies out of Silicon Valley, USA?
Ashar Aziz: I have spent the better part of my life as an entrepreneur, building products mostly for developed countries and the IT departments of the Global 2000. My last company, FireEye, is a global cybersecurity company, managing business globally, but primarily in the US, Europe and developed countries in Asia. However, as an entrepreneur who was born in the developing world, I was motivated to solve problems that are endemic to the developing world. The issues of the developing world are not sufficiently addressed by the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley, California, where I have lived for most of my life.
My goal was to utilize Silicon Valley innovation and technology and apply it to some of the most pressing problems of the developing world. When I was pondering over the problem that I wanted to address, it became clear that the energy crisis of the developing world was one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Solving the problem of chronic lack of power and also in a way that may be both reliable, affordable and may use clean sources of energy would be a tremendous endeavor to embark upon. So, this is what I am resolved to do.
PAGE: You have already established your credential in ICT Sector, please tell us briefly about your company SkyElectric?
Ashar Aziz: I am happy that after a tremendous collaboration between technical design and manufacturing resources in Silicon Valley, California and a software development team based in Pakistan, over many years, and after numerous years of development efforts, we have now launched the world's most sophisticated and advanced solar and battery energy system in the cities throughout Pakistan. The company began development activities at the end of 2014 and finally launched the products in early 2017. We launched the company and product at an event in Islamabad in February 2017, and since then we have been very busy in sales, marketing, and product installation activities in cities throughout Pakistan.
SkyElectric is the first solar energy company which has experience towers all over Pakistan, where customers can get a...