Initial surveys showcased a large potential for a service related enterprise, catering to the unmet energy demands of the rural hinterland of India.
With initial capital from friends and family, the company was incorporated in April 2008.
2008 – 2011
A lot of time was spent on exploring technological solutions, especially biogas and small scale solar. The focus was on institutions and households.
The first installation to empower a rural business under the ESCO model was set up as a pilot.
The first drinking water project using solar water pump was set up at Pardhipada, Jawhar.
Our first micro grid in collaboration with Bosch solar energy, was set up in Darewadi and catered to the needs of 39 households.
It was inaugurated on the 4th of July, 2012 and in keeping with the principle of sustainability was designed for operations and maintenance, including battery replacement, to be carried out by the village committee.
Installed a pilot biogas cooking grid for GIZ at Kolvan.
Conducted an extensive survey across 75 off-grid villages in 5 states for Shakti Foundation to understand dynamics of off-grid electrification.
Installed a solar micro grid for Viral in Karnataka.
Installed the first solar system for a hostel for differently abled children.
Installed 7 micro grids simultaneously in Jawhar, followed by 4 more in the same year.
Started surveys & installed the first micro grids in Jharkhand and Melghat.
Installed 11 solar systems for Primary health centres in Nandurbar.
Installed first hybrid micro hydro and solar micro grid in North Karnataka.
Installed biogas systems for large institutions.
Installed a large number of solar pumps including a few for irrigation.
Scaled up the micro grids and pumps program to over 55 micro grids and 100 water pumps.
Commissioned biogas based cooking grids in Gawliwada and Dhopteshwarwadi.
Installed systems for the electrification of more than 45 schools.
Initiated third party impact assessment across more than 50 villages.
To achieve social good under a commercial framework, delivered with highest levels of ethics, integrity and professionalism.
To focus on and act as a catalyst in commercializing on-the-ground viable renewable energy solutions for rural communities and enterprises.
Man’s need for energy is continuously growing. At the same time, energy is all around us in abundant quantities. All that is required is the conversion of natural energy into forms that man can use. This requires an instrument. Our philosophy is similar to Lord Krishna’s exhortation to Arjun, as explained in the Bhagwad Gita : “Be only an instrument” निमित्तमात्रं भव