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In the constantly shifting world of climate technology, design plays a pivotal role in shaping the efficacy and safety of solutions aimed at combatting environmental challenges. At the CLIMAFIX Summit Insights Series, Sudarsan Krishnan, COO of Illumine-i Industries, a leading startup in climate tech engineering, shared valuable insights into the significance of design engineering in this rapidly evolving field.

Narasimhan Santhanam, Director, EAI interviewed Sudarsan Krishnan, COO of Illumine-i. Here are the highlights and takeaways.

Unveiling the Unseen

When we admire a solar panel, an electric vehicle, or a wind turbine, we often overlook the intricate design processes that underpin their functionality. Sudarsan points out that behind each of these innovations lies a wealth of meticulous design and engineering efforts, ensuring that they operate precisely as intended. Illumine-i Industries, with its eight-year tenure in the field, has been instrumental in this journey, emphasizing the criticality of design in the realm of climate technology.

Engineering for a Climate-Conscious Future

Sudarsan draws attention to the unique challenges faced by climate tech sectors, where design and engineering are even more critical due to increased attention and complexity. Unlike conventional products like televisions or cars, emerging sectors such as solar and wind energy require a heightened level of diligence. Issues like power backup systems and quality concerns become magnified in these emerging industries, demanding a proactive approach to design and engineering to ensure safety and performance.

Interconnected Ecosystems: Designing for Integration

One of the distinguishing features of climate tech solutions is their integration within larger ecosystems. Sudarsan highlights the interconnectedness of elements like solar panels with electric vehicle charging infrastructure or utility-scale solar power plants with the broader energy grid. This integration necessitates a holistic approach to design, where engineers must consider not only the individual components but also their seamless interaction with the ecosystem at large.

Best Practices and Continuous Innovation

In the pursuit of excellence, Illumine-i Industries adheres to best practices while also fostering a culture of innovation. Sudarsan underscores the importance of understanding the underlying principles behind design decisions, moving beyond compliance with codes and standards. By investing in specialized training programs and cultivating interdisciplinary expertise, the company aims to stay ahead of the curve and adapt to the evolving needs of the industry.

Expanding Horizons: Towards a Sustainable Future

Looking ahead, Sudarsan discusses Illumine-i Industries’ expanded focus on energy storage systems and other adjacency products. Recognizing the growing demand for comprehensive climate tech solutions, the company is committed to addressing emerging challenges and opportunities in the field. By combining technical expertise with a forward-thinking approach, Illumine-i Industries seeks to contribute significantly to the transition towards a sustainable future.

In conclusion, the insights shared by Sudarsan offer a compelling glimpse into the indispensable role of design engineering in shaping the future of climate technology. As we navigate the complexities of environmental sustainability, innovative design solutions will continue to drive progress and pave the way for a greener, more resilient world.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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