D.T. BARKI, 53, has been in solar photovoltaic industry since 1982. A B.Tech graduate in Electronics Engineering (1982), from KREC (now NITK), Surathkal, India, he has acquired international reputation with solar PV technologies, through the successful implementation of solar projects (cells, modules and systems). He has toured all over the world (U.S.A, Japan, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom), to attend International & world conferences, workshops and business meets. He applies his scientific, technical and management expertise to all aspects of the challenge to implement sustainable energy services, especially, solar PV globally for the benefit of people and the planet. He has extensive knowledge in setting up of solar cell manufacturing and running them successfully. Mr.Barki has several shop floor contributions in inventing many defect analysis methods in the solar cell and module processing. At present, he runs his solar business in his own company, Noble Energy Solar Technologies Ltd (NEST), since 2001, at Hyderabad, India. NEST was started in 1998 with product launch in 2001, which manufactures affordable solar modules and lanterns of international standard for the benefit of the really needy people of the developing countries. NEST, under the stewardship of Mr.Barki is the market leader in manufacturing and marketing solar lanterns, esp., AISHWARYA® solar mini lantern brand in India and overseas. Now, NEST runs as an independent organization in promoting solar lighting systems. Mr.Barki has been conferred with the prestigious Ashden Light Award in 2005 by the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, London. The award was given away by HRH Prince Charles on 30th June 2005 in London. Mr.Barki wins the Award for Light (£30,000) for developing a small solar lantern, Aishwarya™, which makes safe, smoke-free light affordable for the poorest people. His ultimate mission, through solar technology, is to make the world kerosene-free, in case of lighting application. Aishwarya solar lantern has been rated as the Price-to-Performance winner among 12 promising solar lanterns in the world [by GTZ+Fraunhofer Institute, Germany, May 2009]. Mr.Barki’s pioneering work in the chosen area has brought NEST the distinction of being the Top Ten companies in an independent study carried out by Clean Edge,USA, in its publication The Cleantech Revolution authored by Ron Pernick & Clint Wilder . Mr.Barki is Member of Bloomberg’s New York City International Green Sector International Advisory Board. He has been featured in Marquis Who’s Who 2011 in Science & Engineering. Mr.Barki, besides being a successful solar PV specialist, is a versatile writer in Kannada and English. He has written and published many poetry collections and plays. His management book, THE DRIVE, under the series of MANDEM technique, has been a top ten best seller in Hyderabad. He is known for his inspiring speeches on social entrepreneurship, esp., for the youth. He has been working on a sensational screenplay on the global borders issue and presenting the same as an Oscar-standard film to ultimately give a message to the world towards making the warless world and borderless earth! His technological and social skills are to bring light to life; because he believes that life is light; light is life. Mr.Barki completed 27 years of service (since 1982) in solar PV industry. He is working on to launch a worldwide campaign “towards creating awareness for Eliminating Light Poverty in the world”.