Pooja Goyal

The Carlyle Group

Partner & Co-Head, Infrastructure Group; Co-Head of the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund (CGI) and Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Fund

Pooja Goyal, Co-Head of the Carlyle Infrastructure Group, Head of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Fund, and Co-Head of Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund Pooja Goyal is based in New York and serves as the Co-Head of the Carlyle Infrastructure Group, Head of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Fund, and Co-Head of Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund. Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Goyal was the Head of the Alternative Energy Investing Group at Goldman Sachs, where she led Goldman Sachs’ investments in the renewables sector. Ms. Goyal has been investing in the renewables sector since 2005 when she joined the Alternative Energy Investing Group as an associate. She was promoted to Managing Director in 2012 and took over as the Head of the group in 2013. Under her leadership, the group built a portfolio of investments dedicated to the renewable energy and sustainable resources sector. The portfolio consisted of investments via debt, equity, tax equity instruments and ownership of assets and portfolios of assets. As part of her role and responsibilities, Ms. Goyal has spoken at several industry conferences including the Goldman Sachs Sustainable Finance Innovation Forum. She has held several board and committee positions including the boards of Vivint Solar and the American Council of Renewable Energy and the investment committees at Altus Power and Goldman Sachs’ Americas Special Situations Group. Prior to 2005, Ms. Goyal was part of the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. Ms. Goyal is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Computer and Cognitive Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Sessions With Pooja Goyal

Thursday, 4 March

  • 01:20pm - 01:50pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 07:20 pm - 04/mar/2021 07:50 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Solar Power: A new growth curve?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Power & Renewables Clean Tech Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Photovoltaics costs have decreased dramatically over the past decade, mostly driven by a sustained decline in module costs, which have fallen nearly 90% on average between 2010 and 2020. Going forward, the pace of solar technology innovation continues unabated despite continued declining PV system costs year over year. Further gains could come from a combination of incremental cost reduction to existing technological platforms but also through the emergence of new technologies. At the same time, the focus is shifting from reducing CAPEX to increasing the value over the lifetime of a project and reducing overall LCOE. How well positioned are the supply chain and downstream solar players to deliver on future cost reductions? How can past cost reductions be sustained in the future? What new technologies are on the horizon? How likely their success?