Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has designed and developed a low cost wind turbine which can generate 3 to 5 kWh of electricity per day. A small wind turbine suitable for residential, commercial and agricultural areas, which will be launched this year.
Many parts of India are still in the dark, without access to the commercial power grid. For a large part of the Indian population, electricity today remains a distant dream.
But two brothers want to make this energy crisis in India a thing of the past. They developed a new solution to bring renewable energy to Indian homes, thereby eliminating energy poverty.
Avant Garde Innovations, the startup founded by brothers Arun and Anoop George from Kerala, has developed a low-cost wind turbine capable of producing enough electricity to power an entire house for a lifetime. About the size of a ceiling fan, this turbine can generate up to 5 kWh per day, with a price of US $ 750.
This wind turbine is a huge opportunity. India is the sixth largest energy consumer in the world, accounting for 3.4% of global energy consumption. Federal governments in India, as well as the central government, are unable to support the huge investment in infrastructure needed to bring electricity to the most remote villages.
Projecting new power lines requires huge investments that could cost millions of dollars.
The company launched its pilot project at a church in the town of Thiruvananthapuram in January this year.
More information: avantgarde.energy