New initiative to make Hyderabad solar city
- PuREnergy, TITA in green energy campaign
Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad start-up PuREnergy Pvt Ltd and Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) have launched a massive campaign to make Hyderabad as the first solar city in the country. As a part of this initiative, PuREnergy and TITA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Saturday at IIT Hyderabad. PuREnergy is a startup evolving from IIT-Hyderabad Technology Incubation Centre, which seeks to design and implement innovative solar energy solutions and energy independent smart-homes.
“The major objective of the collaboration is to educate citizens, industries, communities and institutions about the environmental benefits and monetary savings by adapting to smart solar solutions. The campaign team will use an innovative mobile App “PuRE Solar” to accomplish this mission.
The Mobile App will determine the potential savings that one can make when they go solar, including a project report comprising accurate system sizing, space requirement, and monthly energy generation and carbon savings. The tool is first of its kind in India as it has dynamic GPS tracking and irradiation/weather data linked to that specific location through IMD.” said Prof Nishanth Dongari of IIT Hyderabad and founder of ‘PuREnergy’.
“TITA firmly believes that there is an urgent need of unique and innovative solutions like what PuREnergy is providing through IIT Hyderabad. TITA will conduct solar literacy sessions by partnering with NGOs, government departments and residential colonies’ associations. We will also carry out skill development and career orientation activities on solar energy through our ‘Telangana Yuva Nirmaan’ programme across universities and engineering colleges.” said Sundeep Kumar Makthala, Founder President of TITA.
Among those present at the MOU signing were, TITA Global Vice President Ranapratap Bojjam, TITA Advisor LK Sangameshwar Rao, TITA General Secretary Ashwin Chandra Vallaboju.