Harish Hande is an Indian social entrepreneur, who co-founded SELCO India in 1995.
SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd. is a for-profit social enterprise based in Bangalore, India. It has proven the poor can afford and benefit from modern and clean energy services by focusing on the specific lighting needs of its clients, as well as the door-step maintenance service. SELCO has been awarded the prestigious Ashden Awards (also known as the Green Oscars) twice, in years 2005 and 2007. Mr. Hande was awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011 for "his pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through his social enterprise SELCO India".
Mr. Hande earned his Doctorate in energy engineering (solar specialty) at the University of Massachusetts (Lowell). He has an undergraduate degree in Energy Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.