About

About

History

Astonfield Renewable Resources was founded in 2005 by Co-Chairmen Ameet Shah and Sourabh Sen to help solve the rapidly growing power crisis in emerging markets through the delivery of affordable renewable energy. Since its inception, Mr. Shah and Mr. Sen began building a world-class team of power and infrastructure industry professionals that would complement their own international finance and corporate backgrounds. Under their leadership, Astonfield has emerged as a tested pioneer, successfully deploying renewable energy solutions across emerging markets, with a core market leadership position in Solar PV in India. Astonfield commissioned its first 5MW plant at Osiyan, Rajasthan on October 15th, 2011 and has a confirmed pipeline to build an additional 275MW between 2012 and 2014.

Key Milestones in Astonfield's History

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  • 2005

    Astonfield founded
    Astonfield founded by Ameet Shah and Sourabh Sen.
  • India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announces 50MW pilot program. Astonfield among first developers in the country to win a concession.

    EARLY 2009

    Astonfield Secures Earliest Solar Concession from Government of India
  • LATE 2009

    National Solar Mission Announced
    Government of India announces National Solar Mission. Astonfield well positioned as the leading solar developer in India.
  • Astonfield is awarded the Global Green Award at World Trade Week NYC.

    MAY 2010

    Global Green Award
  • JUNE 2010

    Global Advisory Board
    Karlheinz Muhr Cenario Capital Management Viren Doshi Booz & Company Subimal Bhattacharjee General Dynamics
    Astonfield forms Global Advisory Board with international cross-industry leaders from Cenerio Capital Management, Booz & Company, General Dynamics and GA Solar.
  • Astonfield’s COO Aparna Doshi is appointed as Co-Chairman of the US India Business Council (USIBC) Solar Task Force

    SEPTEMBER 2010

    Co-Chairmanship of USIBC Solar Task Force
  • DECEMBER 2010

    Export Achievement Award
    The U.S. Department of Commerce presents Astonfield with the Export Achievement Award.
  • Astonfield’s first 5MW plant is commissioned at Osiyan, Rajasthan on October 15th.

    OCTOBER 2011

    5MW Osiyan, Rajasthan Plant Commissioned
  • MARCH 2012

    2MW Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh Plant Commissioned
    Astonfield expands into second state, completing a 2MW plant in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Astonfield's Gujarat solar plant is their largest to date and their first in Gujarat.

    DECEMBER 2012

    11.5 MW Patan, Gujarat Plant Commissioned
  • OCT-DEC 2012

    Global Advisory Board Additions
    Shailesh Haribhakti BDO Consulting
    Neeraj Mital Evercore Partners
    Shailesh Haribhakti and Neeraj Mital join Astonfield’s Global Advisory Board
  • JANUARY 2013

    U.S. Dept of Commerce Advisory Committee
  • Former Chairman of Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission B.K. Halder appointed as Vice Chairman.

    FEBRUARY 2013

    B.K. Halder Joins Astonfield