Stanford Seed has selected Oorja as one of the disrupting companies for its wide range of innovative solutions offering. We are thrilled to be part of this program as it helps us leverage Stanford’s vast expertise in business execution and expansion which its network brings to us.

Stanford Seed workshop at Oorja

Stanford Seed workshop at Oorja
Stanford Seed workshop at Oorja
Oorja was shortlisted and selected by Stanford Seed after carefully reviewing many companies all across India. Stanford team has visited our facility to conduct a thorough evaluation of our operations and business model which is required for the selection and then Oorja was selected for this prestigious scale-up program. This program helps us in further streamlining our business operations, improve market penetration as well as enhance overall customer satisfaction.
As we start on our journey of executing some of the major impact projects in the country, recognition from esteemed institutions across the world reassures our confidence in achieving our mission of providing innovative green solutions through which we deliver greater value to our customers.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us through this journey and we are looking forward to providing bigger and better solutions in the future.
Stanford Seed at Oorja
Stanford Seed at Oorja

Oorja was represented by Mr. Madhusudhan Rao at the CII Green Power 2017 organised in Chennai. Mr. Madhusudhan was one of the panelist offering his thoughts and the work done by Oorja in the field of Biomass and Solar Thermal.

Mr. Madhusudhan talked about multiple potential Solar Thermal provides in the area of Rural electrification and Hydrogen fuel production, along with Industrial process heat and space heating/cooling solutions.

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Solar Thermal can be used together in a hybridized power plant that can operate 365 days. This also solves the problem of low Plant Load Factor (PLF) that plagues the Biomass power projects.

Mr. Madhusudhan also discussed the importance of energy storage in delivering both heating and power solutions using Solar Thermal technologies.

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He shared with the audience details of some of the innovative solutions Oorja has executed recently.

Confederation of Indian Industries’ (CII) GreenCo rating is one of its kind in the world . The 6th edition of the Annual GreenCo Summit was held in Pune, India from 21st – 23rd June, 2017
Oorja Energy participated in the event as a supporter of GreenCo rating and exhibited the products and solutions we had to offer.
There was a great interest from different industry sectors in the solutions we had to offer. Some of the solutions that attracted interest of many were:
– Solar Paint Shop Drying System
– Solar Sludge Drying System
– Shopfloor Cooling using Radiant Cooling Panels

Team Oorja participated in ACREX 2017 – South Asia’s largest Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Exhibition at New Delhi between 23-25 February 2017. Oorja launched it newest product – Graphite based Radiant Cooling Panels. Graphite based radiant cooling panels offer higher output and better aesthetics required for implementing panel based radiant cooling solutions for offices.
With the launch of the new graphite based panels, Oorja now offers two options for radiant panels:
1. Extruded Aluminium Panel with Copper Pipes
2. Graphite based Panel with Copper Pipes
Both products received enthusiastic response from the visitors at the exhibition.

“The two entrepreneurs — Oorja Energy Engineering Pvt Ltd and Boond Engineering Services Pvt Ltd — have been conferred with WWF-India’s Climate Solver award under the GHG Reduction and Energy Access category, respectively,” a WWF statement said.

Climate Solver is a global innovation platform that encourages innovations in technology and business models that contribute towards mitigating climate change and enhancing energy access through their economic growth.

WWF’s Climate Solver platform first began in Sweden in 2008 and has now expanded to China, South Africa and India.

“Climate Solver platform complements the efforts by the government to provide momentum to the innovation ecosystem in the country.

“Through this platform, we have been showcasing some of the best innovations emerging from the SME sector that are scalable and have tremendous scope for mitigating carbon emissions and enhancing energy access to people living in remote and rural areas,” said Ravi Singh CEO, WWF-India.

Speaking at the event, Stefan Henningsson, Senior Adviser, Climate Innovation, WWF, Sweden, said that though there is a relatively high public research and development expenditure in the Indian market, one cannot see as many Indian cleantech entrepreneurs being listed on the stock market.

“Thus, the need for expansion finance for our Indian entrepreneurs is an issue of Indian competitiveness as well as the global emissions reduction,” he said.

Oorja Energy Eng’g made an impactful presentation about its Solar Concentrator technology at a recent event organised by UNIDO, CII and MNRE at Pune on 24th June, 2016. The event was attended by nearly 200 representatives from various industries in Pune and details of ways to integrate Solar Concentrators into different industrial processes were discussed along with economic feasibility.

Presenting Oorja’s Parabolic Trough Concentrator

Presenting Oorja's Parabolic Trough Concentrator

Presenting Oorja’s Parabolic Trough Concentrator

Presenting Oorja's Parabolic Trough Concentrator

Presenting Oorja's Parabolic Trough ConcentratorPresenting Oorja’s Parabolic Trough Concentrator

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) runs a Global Cleantech Innovation Programme in India in association with world’s largest clean technology accelerator (Cleantech Open USA) under the aegis of the ministry of MSME. Oorja Energy Eng’g has been shortlisted as one of the semi-finalists in the program under ‘Energy Efficiency’ category for our Radiant Cooling technology.

With our mentor Mr. Deepak GadhiaWith our mentor Mr. Deepak Gadhia
Presentation on Radiant CoolingPresentation on Radiant Cooling

The program recently conducted a 2-day National Academy in New Delhi to kick start the accelerator program. It was participated by all selected companies, their mentors, trainers from Cleantech Open and officials from UNIDO, MSME, NDRC and AEEE. There were great takeaways from the event and the company is actively engaged in learning to scale up through the accelerator program culminating in the final event in San Fransisco in February 2016.

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Interaction with our mentor Mr. Mahesh KanumuryInteraction with our mentor Mr. Mahesh Kanumury
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A presentation on “Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development of MSMEs” was made by Mr. Madhusudhan Rao on Dec 9, 2016 at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad. The event was jointly organised by Andhra Chamber of Commerce, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung fur die Freiheit (FNF) and TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre (TFSC).

The program was attended representatives of more than 100 MSMEs in Hyderabad and Secunderabad area. Mr. Madhusudhan Rao’s presentation covered different aspects of Solar Thermal technologies that can be used by MSMEs for having sustainable processes within their organisations. The presentation discussed techno-economic aspects of the solar options along a few studies.

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Oorja Energy Eng’g has been awarded as one of the Top 50 Influential Leaders in Solar Energy. The award was conferred at the Global Solar Energy Conference and Awards at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 26th November, 2015. Oorja’s Managing Director Mr. R Madhusudhan Rao received the award at the event.

Solar EnergyOorja was awarded as Top 50 Influential Leaders in Solar Energy

Oorja has been at the forefront of innovation in Solar Thermal technologies and has implemented many solutions like:

  • Solar for Industrial Process Heat
  • Boiler Feed-water pre-heating using Solar
  • Solar Drying of Industrial Effluents
  • Solar for Community Cooking

Oorja’s Solar solutions offer the benefit of reduction in fossil fuel consumption for various industrial process heat requirements. Processes like:

  • Pasteurization
  • Drying
  • Distillation
  • Evaporation
  • Sterilization etc.

can use high temperature solar heat from concentrators to supplement the heat from traditional sources.

Oorja Energy Eng’g presented “Novel Industrial Applications using Solar Thermal Technologies” as recently concluded InterSolar 2015 at Mumbai. The presentation was a part of the series – Novel Applications: A Part of India’s Solar DNA.

Presentation at InterSolar India 2015Madhusudhan Rao making presentation at InterSolar India 2015 about Novel Applications using Solar Thermal Technologies.

Oorja’s Managing Director, Madhusudhan Rao, talked beyond the traditional solar thermal applications like Community Cooking, Milk Pasteurisation, Boiler Feed Water Pre Heating, Solar Cooling etc. The novel applications discussed were:

  • Steel Mould Pre-heating in Steel Castings
Solar Thermal Steel MouldSteel Moulds require to be heated upto 300 deg C and can be done using Solar Concentrators
  • Bitumen & Aggregates heating in Road Construction
Solar Heat Bitumen RoadBitumen & Aggregates used on road construction use diesel for heating them to 160 deg C. Solar Heat source can be used.
  • Industrial Effluent Drying for Industries adopting Zero Liquid Discharge
Multi Effect Evaporator Industrial Effluent Solar ProcessingLarge quantities of industrial effluents are dried in Multi-Effect Evapoarator (MEE) that operate on Steam. Solar Concentrators can be used to produce this steam.
  • Hydrogen Production for use as fuel
Hydrogen Production Solar ThermalHydrogen fuel can be produced by using Ultra High Concentration using Solar using Metal Oxide reactions.

The complete presentation can be seen here.

Mr. Madhusudhan Rao, Managing Director of Oorja Energy Eng’g presented on Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic technologies at an event organised by Andhra Chamber of Commerce at Vishakapatanam this evening.

Madhusudhan RaoMadhusudhan Rao being falicitated by Mr. M Raghavendra Rao, Managing Director, Daspalla Hotels

The event was well attended by nearly 100 people, despite some bad weather in the city. The presentation included discussion on the following applications of Solar Thermal Technologies:

  1. Community Cooking
  2. Industrial Process Heat
  3. Desalination & Waste Water Treatment
  4. Solar Cooling