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Follow the story of Claro Energy and the innovator behind the business, Soumitra Mishra. Claro Energy provides off-grid solar power pumping solutions to power-deficient regions in India. The company was established in 2011, with the objective of harnessing solar power to pump ground water. Claro’s solar water pump solutions can have broad application across irrigation, agriculture, drinking water, and urban settings.
India has seen over $42 billion in renewable energy investment over the last 4 years. Claro Energy is a part of the upsurge of innovation that's helping India to meet its 100 GW solar power target by 2022—an important part of the country's overall global climate change commitments.
Claro Energy's solar water pumps are a great solution in remote, off-grid regions. Plus, farmers can earn extra income by selling surplus energy. Another Claro innovation: e-rickshaws that bring pay-per-use solar panels to farmers, who can then irrigate using RFID cards, cash or micro-finance.
Claro Energy is at the center of a new initiative that combines mobile and stationary solar-powered mini-grids and links them to irrigation. This "irrigation-as-a-service" business model is already being used by dozens of farmers in India's Bihar state.
Claro Energy's pay-per-use irrigation service is an affordable, convenient source of on-demand irrigation that will enable farmers to irrigate more land, increase production during the summer, and to invest their resources in more efficient technologies, all while decreasing greenhouse gas emission.
Congratulations to Claro Energy's founder and director, Mr Kartik Wahi, who was recently presented with the Amity Business School's "Amity Leadership Award for Excellence in the Energy Industry". This award acknowledges Claro's leadership, innovation and performance in the renewable energy sector.
India's renewable capacity, including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro, grew by 11.2 GW in 2017. India also increased its new solar capacity by 83% in 2017. Claro Energy is right there with them—in just five years, the company has expanded to 14 Indian states with over 2,200 pump sets installed.
Claro Energy won First Prize at the sixth annual Asia Entrepreneurship Award competition. They competed with 21 technology startups from 15 countries and regions around Asia and the world.
Congratulations to everyone at Claro Energy! They've won First Prize at the 2017 Asian Entrepreneurship Awards.
Claro Energy will be installing a 1 MW rooftop solar panel project in Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Gwalior and Jabalpur. This will add to their already impressive footprint in India, where they've installed more than 6000 solar pumps across 16 states.