HYDERABAD, India - March 24, 2011 - SunCarrier Omega Pvt. Ltd. presented its proposed Net-Zero Energy Building project at the Clean Energy Project Development Workshop conducted by the CTI-Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) and New Ventures India.
This workshop was conducted to introduce Indian clean energy entrepreneurs and stakeholders to the PFAN initiative and to discuss how they could leverage this platform to connect with investors and avail pro-bono mentoring services. Speaking at the workshop, Ashim Bose of SunCarrier Omega Pvt. Ltd. said, "The Net-Zero Energy Building, like the one we propose, would be a model that corporates could adopt to complement their energy requirements with sustainable renewable energy solutions, using commercially available technologies. We believe that the path to prosperity is for corporates to take environmentally responsible energy decisions for their operations, and this is an example of how organizations can implement such systems." The audience evinced keen interest in the project, and the presentation was well received.
The SunCarrier Net-Zero Energy Building would be an off-grid solar powered facility. Energy generated by the sun-tracking SunCarrier solar PV systems would feed the lighting and air-conditioning load for the building, while also charging the large capacity Cellcube vanadium redox flow battery and energy management system. The energy storage system, the Cellcube, would provide adequate power at nights and on days when the solar power generation is inadequate.
Net-Zero Energy Buildings are buildings where the energy requirement of the buildings are totally catered for from renewable energy sources. The SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building, by virtue of its design, would also be a near-zero carbon emission building, that incorporates demand-side energy efficiencies, including daylighting for high utilization of natural lighting; LED lighting and occupancy monitoring sensors. The air conditioning system has ozone friendly refrigerant and carbon dioxide monitoring sensor system and low noise inverters. Water harvesting system, controlled water discharge toilets, and sewage treatment with zero discharge ensure efficient usage of water would be installed. The furniture, too, would be 95% recyclable.
Amongst the distinguished members on the workshop panel were Mr. Peter Storey of CTI-PFAN, Mr. Satya Kumar of Shri Shakti Alternative Energy, Mr. Nagaraja Rao of Dawn Consulting and Mr. Shankar C Rele of Ice Startups.
About SunCarrier Omega Pvt. Ltd.
SunCarrier Omega Pvt. Ltd. offers turnkey solar photovoltaic energy solutions incorporating one of the world's largest sun-tracking systems, the SunCarrier series, and large capacity vanadium redox flow energy storage and management system, the Cellcube+ series, and the WindCarrier wind turbine. SunCarrier Omega is a joint venture member of GILDEMEISTER Energy Solutions, of the Gildemeister Group of Germany. For further information, please visit www.suncarrieromega.com.
Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a multilateral, public-private partnership initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) and funded by USAID. PFAN seeks to identify clean energy projects at an early stage and act as a project financing coaching and consultancy service to facilitate financial closure of such projects. After establishing dedicated in-country networks in China, Indonesia and Philippines, PFAN has now launched its services in India.
About New Ventures India
New Ventures India is a joint initiative of the CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad and the World Resources Institute, Washington DC. New Ventures India promotes sustainable growth by accelerating the transfer of talent and capital to businesses that deliver social and environmental benefits. This initiative is mainly supported by the British High Commission under the Strategic Program Fund. US Department of State as well as USAID support this initiative.
SunCarrier is the registered trademark of a+f GmbH, Cellcube+, and WindCarrier are the registered trademark of Cellstrom Gmbh.