Award Highlights

Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forests & Climate Change awarded five small and medium enterprises with the Climate Solver Award 2013 and also released the report titled, “RE+: Renewables beyond Electricity – Solar Air Conditioning & Desalination in India”on Friday, 1 August 2014, to promote low carbon innovative technologies in the country. The event, organized jointly by WWF-India and Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), was also attended by Shri Upendra Tripathy (Secretary, MNRE) and Shri V. Subramanian, (Former Secretary, MNRE).

The event also saw the release of a report titled, “RE+: Renewables beyond Electricity – Solar Air Conditioning & Desalination in India”, jointly prepared by WWF-India and CEEW, an independent think-tank. The report focusses on two innovative renewable energy applications, i.e. solar air conditioning and solar desalination and is a follow-up to the previously released report, RE+: Renewables beyond Electricity, a compendium of 14 innovative renewable energy applications (beyond electricity generation).

The Climate Solver winners were awarded under two categories – Energy Access and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction.  Of the nominations received in the categories, the winners and their award winning innovations for Climate Solver 2013 included the following:

ENERGY ACCESS:

Envirofit India Pvt Ltd for Improved biomass cook stoves

Naturetech Infrastructutre Ltd for Low cost smart AC solar micro grid

GHG Reduction:

Aspiration Energy Pvt Ltd forDecentralized Solar Thermal System for Industries

Clique Developments Ltd for ARUN® dish – Fresnel Paraboloid Solar Concentrator System

Ecolibrium Energy Pvt Ltd forE Grid: A low-cost, scalable platform and analytics for demand side management