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Young Guns from IIT Bombay Work on Maximising Returns from Chillers

Ashwin KP (right) & his colleague Rajat Agarwal – cofounders of ChillerMate   I was introduced to KP Ashwin of Promethean Energy some months back. Frankly, at that time, I did not think much about it. The startup facilitator Intellecap asked me if I could mentor some cleantech startups. I thought that was cool, so I accepted […]

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Posted in: HVAC, Innovations, Waste to Energy

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Want lower heating bills? Redistribute hot air from above using these innovative fans

One of the big inefficiencies in most home heating systems comes from the natural tendency of warm air to rise, which leads to hot ceilings and cool floors and frequent on-and-off cycling of the systems. So why not ensure that the hot air that goes up gets recirculated downwards once again? Looks like an obvious […]

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Posted in: Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings, HVAC, Innovations, Waste Heat Recovery

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Printable Solar Cells not Far Away? At least CSIRO, Australia Thinks So

Read an interesting article on solar ink that can assist in printable solar cells. Australian researchers have created ‘solar ink’, which can capture sunlight and turn it into electricity, that can be printed on some materials and can used to charge smartphones and laptops. The solar cells can be printed onto materials such as plastic, which […]

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Posted in: Innovations, Solar Photovoltaic, Thin Film

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The XPrize Comes to India – Start working on your dreams

  Imagine you are a nobody like me. Now imagine that you are sitting right behind Ratan Tata. Yes, THE Tata. He is sitting right in front of you for not just a few flickering minutes, but for 3 full hours. For a change, he is not in high level consultations with top honchos. In fact, he is pretty much […]

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Green and Eco Chemicals – A $100+ Billion Dollar Opportunity?

  Here’s a sector that should make entrepreneurs drool. A sector that rarely gets highlighted in the press. To a large extent, visible only to the folks who operate in the sector. But worth almost a trillion dollars globally. Yes, you heard me right. A TRILLION DOLLARS. That would be 6,000,000 crores in Rs. What […]

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EAI Launches Specialty Consulting for Cleantech Verticals

Consulting Assistance for Attractive Cleantech Verticals with Fast Growth and Less Competition EAI’s consulting division recently launched specialty consulting practice for 10 select emerging cleantech verticals. The Indian and global cleantech industry is going through an interesting evolution. While renewable energy is still the flag bearer for the cleantech sector (at least in terms of […]

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Qualities Needed in a Cleantech Entrepreneur

Does an entrepreneur venturing into cleantech / sustainability need to have qualities for success that are different from those required for other industries? If yes, why? And what indeed are the differentiating qualities Without taking you through too long a story, the short answer to the first question is: Yes, the qualities needed for success […]

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CleanBoot – calling all cleantech entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs for a boot camp

Are you keen on starting a business in clean technology or renewable energy? This boot camp will help you take the first steps. First workshop on 18-Jan-2014 at Chennai With sustainability, cleantech and renewable energy becoming important imperatives world over, there is little surprise that there are a number of new and interesting business opportunities […]

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