One cannot ignore the fact that energy efficiency has been identified as the key to affordable, sustainable energy systems and as one of the best cost-effective ways to address rising energy demands.
Ex-IITians – Manoj Meena and Sibabrata Das, understood the energy crisis challenge of India and decided to solve this problem through innovative smart BLDC technology and IoT devices. Smart fans that have BLDC or DC Motors or are certified by Energy Star consume much less energy than any other ceiling fan in the market. Low power consumption also results in reduced electricity costs of Indian households.
Smart Internet of Things (IoT) fans basically use 1/3rd electricity and runs three times longer as compared to an inverter. India’s most energy efficient fans enables in a lower power consumption of 28W as compared to 65-70W of energy consumption by Atomberg. The BLDC powered smart Gorilla fans help the Indian consumers to cut down on 65% of electricity i.e. Rs 1000- Rs 1500 per household each year.
For the first three years, Manoj Meena and Sibabrata Das- Ex IITians, struggled a lot to find the right fit in terms of data acquisition and process control. The co-founders executed many ideas as projects for research labs like IITs, VRC etc. These projects were related to motor control, electronics, software development and hardware design. This helped them to learn more about hardware designing manufacturing, electronics and motors. They used their knowledge on BLDC motors and decided to solve the energy crisis in India.
For creating an outstanding impact on energy efficiency and electricity saving, Meena has been recognised with various awards and recognition. In 2017, he was awarded ‘National Entrepreneurship Award’ by Govt of India. In the same year, he was the winner of ‘Global Climate Solver Award’ organised by ‘WWF’ (World Wildlife Fund) and ‘Global CleanTech Innovation Program’ in Energy Efficiency category organised by ‘United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’ held in San Francisco, USA. Manoj also received special recognition from the Prime Minister and Niti Aayog as ‘Champions of Change’ in the startup ecosystem.