Vijay Bhopal

Vijay is a co-founder of Scene – he is a specialist in renewable energy development, community-commercial joint ventures and ICT for development. He has led much of Scene’s consulting and ICT work and has a broad knowledge of renewable energy technologies, especially wind, solar and hydroelectric.
Vijay loves social enterprise and believes that, at times, business can be a force for good. He is an adept project manager he has managed many small-to-medium, and several large (> £1m) social enterprise projects over the past 6 years. Recent highlights include leading on Scene’s involvement in several Innovate UK funded projects on the themes of off-grid energy and ICT, based in Chile, India and Tanzania. Work is now ongoing to commercialise these project outputs.
Vijay won Scottish Renewables’ Entrepreneur award in the inaugural Young Professionals Green Energy Awards and works with Practical Action on in their seminal energy access series, the Poor People’s Energy Outlook.


The research leading to these results has received funding from the EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund under grant agreement n° EP/P029531/1.
| The research presented in this website has undergone ethical approval at Coventry University reference: P61091.