Our detrimental behavior towards the environment has brought us to a point of no return, so we are not advised to take immediate steps and at least stop our damaging actions to remedy the situation and prevent additional disasters.
Climate change is threatening the world and our future generations, as our planet is entering an environmental crisis. The production of energy is among the first steps we should take to make a change, and an Indian startup decided to do so.
Avant Garde Innovations, an international startup company with a “‘Green’ heart & soul”, founded by brothers Arun and Anoop George from Kerala, designed an affordable wind turbine, suitable for residential, commercial, agricultural, and rural settings.
According to the company’s website:
“For the price of a smartphone, A SMALL WIND TURBINE that can power your homes, farms or offices.”
This wind turbine, named “AVATAR™ – I“ makes clean energy affordable for everyone, and the goal of the start-up is to “eliminate energy poverty, reduce dependence on struggling state power grids and create energy self-sufficiency for all the needy ones through distributed, localized and affordable renewable energy.
“In doing so, we believe we can collectively usher in our world a cleaner environment, new economic prosperity, and social change.”
Avant Garde Innovations believes that for an effective impact on the environment, all people should have equal access to clean energy. Their turbine is small, about the size of a ceiling fan, but it can produce from 1 to 5 kilowatts of power daily, which is enough for a single home.
The one-time fee to buy “AVATAR™ – I” is $899, and they” deliver worldwide via ocean freight, available at extra cost upon request.”
As Arun explained:
“Investors are also interested because the design holds the promise of being implemented as hydel or tidal turbines, too. It could also be converted into an automobile motor after certain modifications.”
Their wind turbine has provided the company a place in the Top 20 Cleantech Innovations in India, and the company has also been listed among the 10 clean energy companies from India for the “UN Sustainable Energy For All” initiative under the one- billion dollar clean energy investment opportunity directory and amongst the Top 100 Global Startups of the world at the NEWENERGY Global Startup Fest, Astana, Kazakhstan.
AVATAR™ Wind Turbine was also chosen amongst the Top 20 innovations at UN Innovations Summit 2019.
The company stated:
“Our passionate aim is to introduce innovative, affordable and sustainable solutions that take renewable energy self-sufficiency and energy empowerment to the next level through a distributed and decentralized approach using pioneering strategies the world has not witnessed yet.”
Meanwhile, we can all contribute to healing our environment.
Consider installing solar panels on the roof of your house, switch to an electric car, remember to unplug the appliances that you do not use, but still use small amounts of electricity, and track your energy use, with the help of some downloadable phone application.