• Triton Solar has announced appointing former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar and Indian actor and entrepreneur Suniel Shetty on the company’s board
  • While Gavaskar is the company’s worldwide sports ambassador, Shetty is its worldwide corporate ambassador
  • Former West Indies cricket team captain Clive H Lloyd has also joined the company’s board to help Triton Solar take its vision to the Caribbean

US based printable solar cell and battery maker Triton Solar, LLC has appointed former Indian cricketer and currently commentator Sunil Gavaskar, former West Indies Cricket Team Captain Clive H Lloyd and Indian actor and entrepreneur Suniel Shetty to its board as its ambassadors, the company announced.

SME Street reported while Gavaskar has joined the company as worldwide sports ambassador, Shetty is the worldwide corporate ambassador for Triton Solar. Lloyd’s being on board helps the company ‘take this vision to Caribbean region’.

Pointing at the power shortage in India, especially in the rural part of the country where  people are forced to rely on polluting diesel generators, Triton Solar management said it is working on products and services aiming at this major problem. “The solutions based on solar-based technologies not only restricts the use of diesel in residential and commercial locations but also make self-sustainable power management though alternate energy,” said Shetty.

New Jersey based manufacturer Triton Solar claims to be the ‘only company in the world to provide hybrid solar panels’ that generate power and store it for longer time, all off grid.

Triton Solar has big plans for the Indian market as it signed a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (EDB) to invest INR 7.27 billion to set up a solar battery manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh to help with conversion of electrical vehicles and secure 200 MW solar power storage supply (see Triton Solar To Set Up Solar Battery Fab In India).