Clean Technology & Sustainability Solutions

Smart NanogridTM selected for India Rwanda Innovation Growth Program (IRIGP)

Date: November 18, 2017

SunMoksha's Smart NanogridTM makes it to the top innovations to be supported by India Rwanda Innovation Growth Program (IRIGP) for entering the Rwandan market. Smart NanogridTM now goes global!

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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


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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.


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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.

Read the News Coverage by The Telegraph here

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

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About Millennium Alliance

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.


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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. For details: Click Here

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

Workshop presided by Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary MNRE. Also seen on the dais Senior Consultant Mr NP Singh, Advisor Shri V.K.Jain, Mr Sanjay Kumar,ED, Climate Parliament, Dr Simon Lucas, Team Leader , UK-DFID, Jt Secretary Shri Tarun Kapoor, Mr Sangram Mudali, Director,NIST.

MNRE, India secretary Shri UpendraTripathy, Jt Secretary Shri Tarun Kapoor and other eminent officers participating in the field trip to Smart Nanogrid at Chhotkie.

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.

Minister of Power, Mr. Piyush Goyal, getting briefed on Smart Village NanogridTM by CEO, Dr. Ashok Das

SunMoksha's 'Smart Grid Village' gets special mention by Shri Piyush Goyal during his keynote addressat India Smart Grid Forum, 2016, New Delhi.
" ...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.

Seen in picture, from left to right - Mr. Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, MNRE; Mr. C.J. Venugopal, Principal Secretary, Sci & Tech., Odisha Government; Dr. Ashok Das, CEO, SunMoksha; Mr. D.C. Panchabhaya, Chief Executive, OREDA; Mr. K.S. Popli, CMD, IREDA.

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 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.


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Nanosoft Remote Launch!

Date: November 30, 2013

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.

Shri 'Jay' Panda examining the "Nanosoft Remote"

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.
Dr Ashok K Das,CEO of SunMoksha, giving a demo of "NanoSoft Remote"

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.

For more details visit our NIST living laboratory page