The Climate Solver e-Update

December 5, 2017 | Volume 4


The Climate Solver 2016 winners were announced in WWF-India’s fifth annual Climate Solver Awards ceremony held on 27th November 2017. The two Indian SMEs - Basil Energetics Private Limited and Atomberg Technologies Private Limited - were conferred with WWF-India’s Climate Solver award under the GHG reduction category. The awards were presented by the Chief Guest Sh. C. K. Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Govt. of India in the presence of Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General & CEO, WWF-India, Mr. V. Subramanian, Former Secretary, MNRE, Mr. Krishan Dhawan, CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Ms. Seema Arora, Deputy Director General, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development.

With this year’s edition, the number of Indian entrepreneurs on the Climate Solver Platform stands at 17 among the 100 honoured entrepreneurs recognized from around the world.
In Pictures: Climate Solver Award Ceremony and Release of Report
Basil Energetics emerged as the winner for its renewable energy based smart micro-grid that provides a complete decentralized energy solution for urban and rural areas. It offers a solution to manage green power in the form of a package which includes standalone solar panels, along with a range of innovative hybrid household electrical appliances such as a ceiling fan, LED lights, air conditioner, refrigerator etc. Read more.

The winning innovation by Atomberg Technologies is the energy efficient Gorilla ceiling fan which is based on Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motor technology that consumes 65 per cent less electrical energy compared to conventional fans. Read more.

To get detailed information about the winning technologies , read the Factsheet here

The event also witnessed the release of a report titled “Clean Energy Innovation Ecosystem in the SME sector in India” jointly prepared by WWF-India and Okapi Research and Advisory. The report focuses on mapping the innovation ecosystem and analyses the challenges and opportunities that exist in the clean energy SME sector in India.Read the full report here.
WWF-India's Climate Solver Awardees were selected to represent at the India Pavillion at the UN Climate Change Conference COP23- Bonn, Germany:

Climate Solver Awardee 2016 - Atomberg Technologies presented its innovative technology of energy efficient ceiling fans. Read more.

Climate Solver Awardee 2015- Oorja Energy Engineering presented its radiant cooling solutions for the building sector. Read more.
Three Indian energy startups - Smart Joules, Carbon Masters and Graviky Labs have been selected for Shell India’s #MaketheFuture Accelerator Programme 2017. Read more.
Karnataka Government sanctions grant of INR 40 lakh for three CleanTech startups under Elevate 100 programme. Read more.
ONGC invites applications for the Solar Chulha Challenge suitable for indoor cooking of Indian food. Apply here


Applications are open for National Innovation Foundation’s 11th National Biennial Competition for Green Grassroots Unaided Technological Innovations, Ideas & Outstanding Traditional Knowledge. This initiative is open to applications from varied sectors including energy, transportation, low cost sustainable green technologies, etc. Apply here.

Producing electricity with crop residues and empowering farmers through solar powered irrigation were some of the winning ideas pitched by students of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) at the eighth edition of the social entrepreneurship competition, the Hult Prize, recently organised by Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE). Read more.


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Mumbai, Maharashtra | 5-7 December 2017 
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CII- HFE Powering Your Rooftops - A Workshop Series on Accelerating India’s Solar Rooftops Programme
New Delhi | Dec 10, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
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