Seminar on SunMoksha's Sustainable Development Model at College of Sustainability, USF
Date: September 2017, Tampa, Florida, USA
Dr. Ashok Das shared SunMoksha's Model for Smart Village with the students and faculty of the Patel College of Global Sustainability, at the University of South Florida, Tampa, USA. A lively discussion followed
SunMoksha paper on Sustainable Village Development is presented at the ASME IDET Conference
Date: August 2017, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
SunMoksha's work in rural development with Oklahoma University is presented for the first time at the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) 2017 by Prof. Farrokh Mistree and Dr. Ashok Das. Together, the teams have embarked on developing Cyber-Physical-Social Model and Social Development Index for village development.
MOU signed with Jharkhand's Rural Development Department
Date: 31 July 2017, Ranchi, Jharkhand
MOU with Jharkhand's Rural Development Department and DRDA East Singhbhum was signed by Kalamandir, with SunMoksha as Technical Partner, to implement Jharkhand's first CM Smart Gram in Kantashola panchayat, Dumaria block, EastSinghbhum district.
Smart NanogridTM wins Millennium Alliance Round 4 Award
Date: 20 July 2017, New Delhi
SunMoksha's Smart NanogridTM won the 2017 Round4 Award from Millennium Alliance to scale up the solution. It was one of two energy companies selected in this round, out of dozens of applicants. With this recognition, Smart NanogridTM goes global
The Millennium Alliance is an inclusive platform to leverage Indian creativity, expertise, and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions being developed and tested in India to address development challenges that will benefit base of the pyramid populations across India and the world. Through the Millennium Alliance, USAID, FICCI, TDB, and other partners, help realize India's role as a global innovation laboratory, with services such as seed funding, grants, networking, technical assistance, and access to capital.
SunMoksha selected to develop Smart Panchayat under Jharkhand Smart Gram Scheme
Date: March 2017, Kantashola, Dumaria, East Singhbhum
The rural development department of Jharkhand government kicked off the smart panchayat program in Kantashola village of East Singhbhum district. This is one of the five villages selected for implementation of the government's pilot smart villages. SunMoksha, in collaborations with Kalamandir, was selected to develop the Kantashola smart panchayat. See below the new coverage of the kick-off event in March.
Immersion Class at Chhotkei for students of XUB School of Sustainability
Date: January 2017
The students at School of Sustainability at the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, visited Chhotkei as part of an immersion class with Dr. Ashok Das to understand the nuances of sustainable development of villages.
Dr. PV Raju from ISRO visits Chhotkei
Date: December 2016
Dr. PV Raju, Head WRM & AD, Remote Sensing, ISRO, Hyderabad, visited Chhotkei to understand the capabilities of Smart NanogriTM for management of water and soil
Keynote Address on Development of Smart Villages at IEEE Indicon
Date: December 2016
Dr. Ashok Das delivered a Keynote Address at the IEEE Indicon Conference in Bangalore on Sustainable Development of Smart Villages.
SunMoksha's M2M Communication Approach - IoTNext Conference
Date: November 2016
Dr. Ashok Das shared SunMoksha's approach and viability of solutions for M2M Communicationof IoT Systems at the 2016 TiE-IESA IoT Next Conference in Bangalore. He chaired the session on LPWAN and shared his experience in implementing the solution at Chhotkei Village Smart NanogridTM.
ChhotkeiSmart Village case study presented at E4SV Smart Village Workshops at IISc and ICRISAT
Date: July 2016 / September 2016
SunMoksha team was invited by the research group E4SV to share the case study on Chhotkei Smart Village NanogridTM as a template for development of Smart Villages. E4SV is spearheaded by Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. The workshops were held at IISc, Bangalore and ICRISAT, Hyderabad.
ChhotkeiSmart NanogridTM case study presented at IIT Kharagpur's Workshop
Date: May 2016
Dr.Ashok Das was invited to share the case study on Chhotkei Smart NanogridTM at the Workshop on Innovation for Sustainable Development at IIT Kharagpur. The five day workshop saw intense discussion on the model and 1-1 correlation to implementation at Chhotkei by SunMoksha.
"Chhotkie" - Wins India's First Smart Village Award
Date: May 13, 2016, New Delhi
SunMoksha's Smart Village NanogridTM at Chhotkei Village in Odisha, won the 2016 Smart Cities India Awards under the category of Smart Village, on May 13th, at Smart Cities India expo held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This annual award recognizes pioneering projects that aim to make cities and villages more liveable, sustainable, and economically viable by honouring best practices and models. The Chhotkei Smart NanogridTM is also India's First Smart-microgrid Village.
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MNRE-DFID Workshop on Access to Energy and Smart NanogridTM
Date: Apr 30, 2016, Angul,Odisha
A Workshop on SunMoksha's Smart NanogridTM (India' First Smart-grid Village) was held at Angul District, Odisha on April 30th, 2016 under MNRE, India - DFID - UK Department for International Development Technical Assistance on Energy Access Policy Fund (EAPF). The workshop was inaugurated by MNRE Secretary Shri Upendra Tripathy and attended by Jt. Secretary Shri Tarun Kapoor and several other officers from MNRE. Also present were Dr. Simon Lucas, Team Leader, UK-DIFD, and Mr. Sanjay Kumar, ED, Climate Parliament. The participant's for the workshop included senior officers from relevant Central Ministries and State Governments of Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, UP, Bihar and North Eastern States where replication potential is plausible. Representation from other eminent organizations included KfW, GiZ, TERI, Forum for the Future, Shakti Foundation, SSRDP, PwC and CSR Heads from several local PSU's
SunMoksha showcases its Smart NanogridTM at the India Smart Grid Week 2016
Date: Mar 16-18, 2016, New Delhi
SunMoksha showcased its Smart NanogridTM at the recently concluded India Smart Grid Week 2016, in New Delhi. The company was featured under the Innovation Hub to showcase the implementation in the village of Chhoteki, the first such smart microgrid in India. The visitors to the booth were highly impressed at the project features and its technical and social interventions. On March 17, the Union Minister of State, Independent Charge for Ministry of Power, Mr. Piyush Goyal, visited our stall at the innovation hub. In his speech, he highlighted the need for innovations such as Smart NanogridTM, and the need for replication of this model.
" ...because of all that I saw in the exhibition today, I am more and more convinced that this target to reach our goal for power for all, affordable power for all, quality power for all, is achievable by 2019 ... I was most impressed with the village smart grids that one of the innovation companies just showed me. We need to look at innovative solutions which are cost effective, can be immediately scaled up, get the benefits of economies of scale, use innovative financial models which can be win-win for all stakeholders ..."
SunMoksha's Smart NanogridTM receives accolades and recognition from Government of India
Date: February 3, 2016, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
SunMoksha CEO, Dr. Ashok Das, was felicitated by MNRE Secretary, Mr. UpendraTripathy,
in a solar workshop in Odisha for SunMoksha's pioneering implementation of Smart NanogridTM at Chhotkei Village in Angul district of Odisha.
SunMoksha implements India's First Smart-Microgrid Village in Odisha
Date: January 30, 2016
SunMoksha has commissioned India's first Smart-Microgrid Village in January 2016.
It is powered by its Smart Village NanogridTM solution and operational at Chhotkei village in Angul district of Odisha.
The Smart NanogridTM manages the operations of the local microgrid including scheduling, metering, billing, payment, differential tariff,
and demand-supply management. It also manages micro-enterprises to generate livelihood for the villagers. In addition,
it brings the village to the experts & stakeholders' to track the performance in real time and provide technical support as needed.
This also brings in transparency in such remote projects so the stakeholders knows the status of the project in real-time.
The Smart NanogridTM is powered by a cloud software engine along with IoT hardware solutions working behind it.
More information on the project and a quick glance dashboard for real-time monitoring can be found at www.smartnanogrid.net on the Chhotkei Village page.
"Smart Tech for Smart Villages" at IEEE Workshop
Date: September 2015
Dr. Ashok Das delivered an invited talk on "Smart Tech for Smart Villages" at the IEEE Workshop in Bangalore.
Nanosoft was launched by the chief guest, Honorable Member of Parliament, Shri Baijayant 'Jay' Panda
at a three-day National Seminar on "Dispersed Generation & Smart Grid" (DGSG-2013) held at
Center of Excellence for Renewable Energy" located in the Atrium building of NIST campus.
He launched "NanoSoft Remote"- a control system and software for remote monitoring,
management, maintenance and operations of rural micro-grids.
Mr. Panda took deep interest in rural development through decentralized
renewable energy micro-grids and reviewed a proposal presented by Dr. Ashok Das,
founder CEO of SunMoksha, to create PURA villages in his district and throughout Odisha
using "NanoPower", a flagship solution developed by SunMoksha at NIST.
A regular demonstration of the renewable energy facilities at NIST,
including a living laboratory with smart micro-grid, was given to all attendees
of the seminar on November 29 & 30, 2013.