Bhima was passionate about being a part of the solution to global climate change.
His lifetime of work focused on clean energy was more than a job for Bhima, and it led him to the founding of Power Guru. Bhima believed that the only acceptable answer to the existential threat of climate change was to be part of the solution, and through his work at Power Guru he was directly helping people find solutions to their energy needs through renewable solar power, and indirectly helping Vermont meet its energy goal and ultimately helping the planet. Since his founding of Power Guru in 2008, Bhima’s company has installed over 200 solar power systems, and completed a community solar power farm that provides power to over 50 people and businesses.
Never far from his passion for developing renewable energy through his business, was his equal dedication to education about solar power, energy efficiency, and how a community could lower our carbon footprint and help save our planet. Bhima volunteered his time to participate in community forums, programs, and informational sessions to educate the public on how they can participate in the “green revolution”. Most recently this past January, Bhima was instrumental in conceiving, producing, and participating in the CAT TV show Green Energy Opportunities, which featured a panel discussion with the recently created Town of Bennington Energy Committee, a representative of Efficiency Vermont, and Bhima.
Bhima’s business acumen was readily apparent in the effective way he ran his business, but perhaps surprising to some would be how much time he and his staff spent working with people on ways to lower their energy needs. Rather than simply try to sell more solar panels, Bhima and his team always began with an energy audit where they would try to LOWER the number of panels needed by suggesting other ways of saving power. For Bhima, the ultimate goal was never his short-term profit, but rather the long-term goal of serving the needs of our community and planet.
If ever there was a time when the world needed people like Bhima, that time is now. The choice he made to dedicate his life’s work to green energy and saving the planet are a testament to the kind of person Bhima was.
Power-Guru Solar Electric Systems will be continuing operation normally during this time, servicing existing clients, selling and installing new systems, and finishing development of the Bennington Community Solar Farm. Learn more about Power Guru at power-guru.com.
Green Energy Times sends our deep-felt condolences to his family and all who work at Power-Guru. His depth of knowledge is a huge loss to the world. We will miss him but are happy to hear that his company is carrying on his legacy. Watch for just how far they are going to keep his legacy alive in our November 2020 edition of Green Energy Times.
G.E.T. coverage of Power Guru:
April 15, 2014: Getting to Know Your Solar Installers: Power-Guru. Go to: www.greenenergytimes.org/2014/04/15/solar-installers/
December 15, 2014: 100 kW Power Guru Installation. Go to:www.greenenergytimes.org/2014/12/15/100-kw-installation/
April 21, 2017: Southshire Community Solar. Go to: http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2017/04/21/southshire-community-solar/
March 18, 2018: Even Greener Recycling at TAM Waste and Recycling. Go to: www.greenenergytimes.org/2019/03/18/tam-waste-and-recycling/