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zunpulse to bridge electricity supply and consumption gaps in Indian homes through a range of clean and smart energy products.

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zunpulse to bridge electricity supply and consumption gaps in Indian homes through a range of clean and smart energy products.

ZunRoof is India’s largest residential solar energy rooftop installers. But the idea of ZunRoof did not fall from the blue in 2016 when Pranesh Chaudhary and Sushant Sacchan, two IIT Kharagpur alumni, started their efforts. The idea was much deep-rooted in the long power cuts during which a young Pranesh sweated through while growing up in Muzzafarpur, Bihar. “Our lives seemed to come to a stop having experienced this personally and realising that electricity expense is a costly affair for households, it inspired me to ensure that no house in India lives without affordable electricity.”

In the last 5 years, ZunRoof has provided over 35,000 Indian homes with clean and green energy. Now, in 2021, the company is power-packed and rigorously solving the second half of the problem- how to efficiently utilise this clean energy? The answer is- IoT, the Internet of Things.

For over two years, the R&D teams at ZunRoof have been working towards the efficient use of electricity and making it affordable with the increasing demand for smart home devices. “We are solving energy issues by using a renewable source of energy but that is not enough if people waste the same clean energy with outdated tech and appliances. So, we are helping Indian homes automate and utilise energy efficiently through in-house developed IoT-enabled hardware and accompanying apps,” Pranesh explains.

In September 2020, the company launched its smart home division, zunpulse. “We are now operating in three segments that include ZunRoof (residential rooftop segment catering to urban areas), zunsolar (offering a wide range of solar products specifically designed for rural area needs), and zunpulse (a complete smart home solution to utilise electricity in an efficient manner),” he says.

The exponentially growing startup delivers a range of 11 smart home devices that are broadly divided into four categories- lighting, control, security, and purifier. These devices are plug and play and do not require structural changes for wiring- they include smart plugs, smart lights, smart remotes, smart doorbells, smart cameras among others. All of these devices can be accessed remotely with help of a single mobile phone app. For instance, a homeowner could check in case he/she forgot to turn off the geyser while leaving for a staycation, and turn it off from his/her smartphone thus utilising IoT technology to efficiently use electricity without wastage.

Talking more about this wonderful technology, Pranesh Chaudhary explains that there are three major angles when it comes to IoT products- software, hardware, and firmware. The software and hardware angles are the differentiating factors as they depend upon the extent of backward integration one can do. This is what makes one independent from external help. “We are at different levels of backward integration for different products – for energy monitor and smart bulb, the pollution sensor is entirely made in India so we develop them in-house,” he says. “But for other products, the hardware side chips and sensors are not currently manufactured in India.”

The IoT is booming in India and in the world. By, 2026, the global market is expected to reach a whopping $1,386.06 billion, growing at a CAGR rate of 10.53% from $761.4 billion in 2020. So far, zunpulse has enabled more than 50,000 homes with IoT home automation devices. “And (we) are on a mission to empower 5 million Indian homes through IoT in the next five years,” adds Pranesh.

Website https://www.zunpulse.com/

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