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Hey guys,
Great to see a forum section for energy.
Let me introduce myself here,
I am an Indian IT guy with 4+ years of exp.
I want to be in Cleantech for the rest of my life :) Although I dont have any exp in this field. So, I will be a career switcher!
I have not yet taken my GMAT and will be applying for 2014 classes.

I created this page to discuss and help each other out regarding any queries with this field. We will discuss any and everything about this field.
Hope to see other RE/Cleantech guys here

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Economist Intell Reports on energy: http://viewswire.eiu.com/index.asp?layo ... 1142462499 and http://eiuviews.com/
http://ecowatch.org/
http://www.irena.org/home/index.aspx?Pr ... 12&mnu=Pri
http://www.epa.gov/
http://www.coloradocleantech.com/
http://www.nrdc.org/energy/renewables/default.asp
http://www.energyblogs.com/site/index.cfm
http://www.cleantech.com/
http://www.cleantech.org/
http://www.cleantechblog.com/
http://www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/content/home/index
http://www.cleantechinvestor.com/portal/
http://www.greentechmedia.com/
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/sys ... ES_CORNER/
http://dsireusa.org/
http://www.irecusa.org/
http://kredl.kar.nic.in/Index.asp
http://www.mnre.gov.in/
http://www.eai.in/
http://www.sierraclub.org/energy/renewables/
http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/
http://www.nrel.gov/
http://www.navdanya.org/
http://www.selcofoundation.org/selcolabs/
http://www.cleantechnologychallenge.com/
http://social.windenergyupdate.com/
https://bangalore.tie.org/initiative/8/ ... clean-tech
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forum ... ?forum=341
http://www.carbonwarroom.com/
http://www.azurepower.com/
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home
http://www.ireda.gov.in/
http://www.solarquarter.com/home.php
http://www.teriin.org/index.php
http://www.kredltest.in/
http://www.energetica-india.net/
http://www.altenergymag.com/
http://www.renewsindia.com/
http://www.altenergymag.com/hot_stories.php
http://www.teriin.org/teriin_new/index. ... &Itemid=65
http://www.wcre.de/en/index.php
http://www.renewableenergyjobs.com/
http://www.rejobsindia.com/
http://www.acore.org/?view=featured
http://cse.fraunhofer.org/
http://energy.gov/
http://cleantechnica.com/
http://gogreencyclopedia.blogspot.in/
http://www.mooc-list.com/categories/ene ... h-sciences
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2013, 03:07
Here is my first discussion:
I just wanted to know the schools that are good in Cleantech. I have seen Mccombs has a cleantech major. But some say its not the school for renewable.
Here are some of the schools I am considering: Rice, McCombs, Boston Mgmt, Georgetown, Colorado(low in ranking but state is high in RE).
To be honest almost all schools I have talked to are not that into RE or dont have any plans to have RE as majors. Please help me to look around for such schools.
I mainly want to be in Green energy consulting or anything that is with cleantech.
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 09 May 2013, 21:57
Halemani wrote:
Here is my first discussion:
I just wanted to know the schools that are good in Cleantech. I have seen Mccombs has a cleantech major. But some say its not the school for renewable.
Here are some of the schools I am considering: Rice, McCombs, Boston Mgmt, Georgetown, Colorado(low in ranking but state is high in RE).
To be honest almost all schools I have talked to are not that into RE or dont have any plans to have RE as majors. Please help me to look around for such schools.
I mainly want to be in Green energy consulting or anything that is with cleantech.


You seem passionate about CT, but why and how? This is the question most adcoms will be asking since u don't have any CT or Energy experience. Be prepared for this. I've already added some schools to your list on the other forum.

When are you gonna take GMAT ??
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 09 May 2013, 22:02
Great post.. kudos for you :)


Halemani wrote:
Hey guys,
Great to see a forum section for energy.
Let me introduce myself here,
I am an Indian IT guy with 4+ years of exp.
I want to be in Cleantech for the rest of my life :) Although I dont have any exp in this field. So, I will be a career switcher!
I have not yet taken my GMAT and will be applying for 2014 classes.

I created this page to discuss and help each other out regarding any queries with this field. We will discuss any and everything about this field.
Hope to see other RE/Cleantech guys here

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Below I will list (update) websites and blogs that help us to find information on RE/Cleantech:

Economist Intell Reports on energy: http://viewswire.eiu.com/index.asp?layo ... 1142462499 and http://eiuviews.com/
http://ecowatch.org/
http://www.irena.org/home/index.aspx?Pr ... 12&mnu=Pri
http://www.epa.gov/
http://www.coloradocleantech.com/
http://www.nrdc.org/energy/renewables/default.asp
http://www.energyblogs.com/site/index.cfm
http://www.cleantech.com/
http://www.cleantech.org/
http://www.cleantechblog.com/
http://www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/content/home/index
http://www.cleantechinvestor.com/portal/
http://www.greentechmedia.com/
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/sys ... ES_CORNER/
http://dsireusa.org/
http://www.irecusa.org/
http://kredl.kar.nic.in/Index.asp
http://www.mnre.gov.in/
http://www.eai.in/
http://www.sierraclub.org/energy/renewables/
http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/
http://www.nrel.gov/
http://www.navdanya.org/
http://www.selcofoundation.org/selcolabs/
http://www.cleantechnologychallenge.com/
http://social.windenergyupdate.com/
https://bangalore.tie.org/initiative/8/ ... clean-tech
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forum ... ?forum=341
http://www.carbonwarroom.com/
http://www.azurepower.com/
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home
http://www.ireda.gov.in/
http://www.solarquarter.com/home.php
http://www.teriin.org/index.php
http://www.kredltest.in/
http://www.energetica-india.net/
http://www.altenergymag.com/
http://www.renewsindia.com/
http://www.altenergymag.com/hot_stories.php
http://www.teriin.org/teriin_new/index. ... &Itemid=65
http://www.wcre.de/en/index.php
http://www.renewableenergyjobs.com/
http://www.rejobsindia.com/
http://www.acore.org/?view=featured
http://cse.fraunhofer.org/
http://energy.gov/
http://cleantechnica.com/
http://gogreencyclopedia.blogspot.in/
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 10 May 2013, 06:42
Hey kunzi,
Thanks for appreciating my post man.

I always wanted to be in consulting when I wanted to get an MBA. I like to suggest steps since I have good observation skills, love technology, like to learn new things all the time and a bit of futuristic (want to know how the future looks). So while I was struggling with this half epiphany, I was on a documentary watching spree last year and stumbled on to Zeitgeist documentary. In the end they show how we can save the failing humanity. They show renewable energy as part of a sustainable living. Then I was hooked buddy. Since then I have been watching, learning about CT. Since I have a belief that 'Only technology can liberate us' this is my calling card, CleanTech :)

Its going to be a long and bumpy road ahead. But, no man can walk out on his own story :wink:
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 11 May 2013, 06:08
I will be taking my gmat in August first week.

PS: Username changed to MrCleantek
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 12 May 2013, 00:01
Well dude... cool story and a cooler name... however imho... u'll need some real life examples like participation in some energy or environment related competition or case study or course or some other extra curricular to demonstrate your interest. But take this with a grain of salt. That's how I see it.

But yes a definitely justifiable motivation to pursue your heart.

All the best for your MBA journey man.. we can discuss the applications that we'd be filling out including essay reviews. Mutual help is always a win win. Hope you agree.
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 12 May 2013, 01:47
Hey,
Good that you liked the new name. I was thinking of 'McCleantek'. What do you say?

Yes, definitely agree on helping. Sure we will help each other out on our MBA applications.
About activities related to this field, I got TERI (The Energy and Resource institute, Bangalore, India) internship for 2 months full time. But no pay and no surety that I would get a job there. I could not leave a full time pay for that internship. Felt like ripping my heart out on that day. They are into renewables, sustainable etc. It was perfect. I asked for weekend work without pay, they did not have any. That was a gut wrenching decision bro :| But I left them with a nice 'see you sometime again' call though :)
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 13 May 2013, 15:38
If you are set on cleantech, the best places are McCombs and Haas. I work for a cleantech firm and that's where most of our post-MBA's are from (with a few more from H/S/W). Both are great but given the choice I'd probably go with Haas if cleantech is the goal.

However, when a cleantech firm is looking to hire someone these days, there a half dozen qualified candidates with prior cleantech experience given all the consolidation in the industry lately. You will be a lot more successful going for a more traditional energy sector role first, then transitioning to cleantech. Worked for me.
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 13 May 2013, 18:21
@AndersHolmvik:
Yes but all those schools require excellent profiles. I can get good GMAT but with a none IIT and not so great work exp. Those schools become unrealistic. I will apply for McCombs though. I think its in my reach. But those top ones really scare me. You see, this year is 'Do or Die' year. So I need to make sure I get in a good reach college with cleantech or RE in it.
I was also thinking, if I dont get into Cleantech consulting right away. Then I should have a backup plan like consulting. Keep doing that until the switch happens :)

Also, any website that is great for case studies on cleantech?
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2013, 21:59
Hey guys, still here. But not actively participating. Busy with work and distractions :(
Man, what to do to stay lazer focused?! :roll:
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2013, 04:34
Found out this Online Free course website.
It has all major subjects. This is for Energy studies. Check it out,

http://www.mooc-list.com/categories/ene ... h-sciences
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2013, 09:53
Hey guys,
Here is a webinar from Greentech media. They host webinars every now and then. So here is one of them.
https://event.on24.com/eventRegistratio ... e=register
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2013, 10:02
I am so excited about this course guys and its free from Austin Texas University. McCombs comes from here :)

https://www.edx.org/course/utaustin/ut- ... dium=email
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 03:49
Why is it that nobody can help us out regarding questions on how to get into Cleantech consulting field?
Even the guys who are into this field just dont respond to your questions. Even the guys who are in Bschool and had previous exp in cleantech.
So I guess we are on our own. Thats ok, we can figure it out. Here are some useful links,

http://www.greenmarketing.tv/2010/11/02 ... th-cronin/

http://www.cses.vt.edu/current-students ... r-tips.pdf

What kind of jobs are there:
http://www.indeed.com/q-Renewable-Energ ... -jobs.html
http://www.careeronestop.org/greencaree ... reers.aspx
http://energy.about.com/od/resources/a/ ... areers.htm

Degree:
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea ... rgy-degree

Consulting:
http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Renew ... Consultant
http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/comm ... consultant
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 06:11
Hi all,
Still here and short listing schools. To be honest its not going good. I have to still take my GMAT and schools on cleantech or RE are growing thin.
I will have to come up with a backup plan if I dont get into cleantech or RE consulting. Also, people working in this field are not opening up as much as I thought.
Only one good thing going on is that I am taking those online classes in EduX. Its called Energy 101 from UT McCombs. Hope that will help me getting to know this field more clearly.
Bye for now.
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 15:06
I work in cleantech venture capital right now, feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Its an interesting, but insanely turbulent field. Gigaom just came out with an article today that cleantech VC this past quarter was at its lowest level in 7 years. Proceed with caution.
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 15:10
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Here is my first discussion:
I just wanted to know the schools that are good in Cleantech. I have seen Mccombs has a cleantech major. But some say its not the school for renewable.
Here are some of the schools I am considering: Rice, McCombs, Boston Mgmt, Georgetown, Colorado(low in ranking but state is high in RE).
To be honest almost all schools I have talked to are not that into RE or dont have any plans to have RE as majors. Please help me to look around for such schools.
I mainly want to be in Green energy consulting or anything that is with cleantech.


Also, what exactly do you mean by cleantech consulting? Other than a few big names, they are mostly small companies that can't afford fancy consultants.
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 05:54
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Hi and thank you for helping me out here.
I hope we could do this out in the open so that everybody can benefit from this.
You see I am not clear on what cleantech consulting is. Thats why I am trying to find out more about it.
I just want to be in a field where I would help companies and governments become more greener.
Let me give you scenarios of kind of jobs I want to be and then later you can tell me what is realistic and what is not :)

Scenario 1: XYZ company wants to save on electricity bills and be more greener. So they will call the company I work and ask our team to give them a solution on how they achieve this. Then we all sit around the table and brainstorm into the nights to give them a solution.

Scenario 2: I work for an solar energy company and who setup solar fields to generate the energy. I am part of their company team who make this happen. I mean we suggest which is the best place and how big the solar field should be etc etc

I am hoping the BCG or other consulting companies have this kind of work (consulting companies). I see them coming up with these kind of reports every now and then.

Now, here are some of the other questions I have.
I am using internet to get a feel of this field: reading reports, attending webinars, watching youtube videos and websites.
But I am missing out on how do I understand in detail about this field. Let me share one of my questions: How cleantech (energy) consulting people get started on installation of a solar panel grid for a company or some project?
How do I become employable to a cleantech consulting company? That is my ultimate question. What all details I should know to be in this field?
For now lets assume I want to be in Solar energy field.
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Re: Renewables-Cleantech-Green Energy [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 05:56
chromium73 wrote:
I work in cleantech venture capital right now, feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Its an interesting, but insanely turbulent field. Gigaom just came out with an article today that cleantech VC this past quarter was at its lowest level in 7 years. Proceed with caution.


Yeah, I heard that too. I am hoping I can have a back up concentration to fall back on. Like technology consulting or general management. I heard GM helps in consulting too.
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