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www.boond.netAn solar energy company bringing in a high level of commitment to quality, affordability and professionalism with both rural off-grid as well as urban rooftop solutionsRustam Sengupta ( | www.boond.netBoond Engineering & Development (P) Ltd.

Boond Incorporated & Seed funded by CIIE (Winner of Economic Times- Power of Ideas ) 220102010Winner of UN Foundation Award & Times Now Amazing IndianWorked for Ladakh Relief providing Solar Solution to over 1000 families+Recognized by former President Shri APJ Abdul Kalam


Raised investment from VCs OPES, Rianta & Individual Investors(~USD 500K)Implemented first of its kind Prepaid Microgrid+ Winner of Echoing Green Climate Change Fellowship (US)Over 25,000 products & systems installed for over 800 KWCapacity+Research Partnership with Columbia University (USA) & Aalto Univ. (Finland)Launch of Solar On grid Rooftop along with PV+Storage Rooftop Urban SystemsPartnership with leading rural banks in UP & Rajasthan +10,000+ Products sold along with launch of solar milk testing and solar water pumps







2015Growing strong one boond at a time

Transforming energy crisis to market opportunity

We estimate the total demand for solar energy will bypass 4000MW by next year creating a huge market of about USD 25 Billion. While a significant portion of this would be through the public sector, off-grid and urban rooftop would also have decent share (nearly USD 4B)Power Deficient Consumer: High energy poverty with supply falling short majorlySolar Strong Producer:One of the highest solar energy availability in the


Our model is based on solar entrepreneurs who setup the solar power plant on his/her roof (through a capital support from a philanthropic grant) while collecting payments from the customers for servicing and maintenance

www.boond.netPlant Capacity: 30 KWLocation: UP

Plant Capacity: 15 KWLocation: UPThis year Boond has already installed over 800Kw of rooftop solar plants supported by a team of 35 technicians and engineers with extensive on-ground experience.

Simple local solutions for complex global issues 4

Demand driven products with high quality servicing and affordable financial options

Solar Home Lighting SystemsImplemented 12,000+ decentralized Solar Home Lighting Systems in last 3 years in the range of 10Wp upto 300 Wp.Solar Street Lighting SolutionProvide plethora of customized solutions in street lighting with features including dawn to dusk, auto dimming, etc.Solar Water PumpingProvides VFD based solutions, with MPPT, along with online tracking of pump operation. Grid Interactive Solar Rooftop SolutionsWe have the technical capacity to implement Grid tied Solar Rooftop solution as per requirement.Solar Micro-GridsProvides turnkey solutions for off-grid solar micro grids, ranging from surveys, site analysis, system design, execution and operation and maintenance. Boond is the only company in India to implement pre-paid solar micro grid, with a business model similar to pre-paid sim cards.


Plant Capacity: 150 KWLocation: DMRC, HaryanaPlant Capacity: 5 KWLocation: Udaipur, RajasthanPlant Capacity: 5 HP Water PumpLocation: Udaipur, RajasthanOur passion is to implement challenging projects requiring innovative engineering and strong technical competence


Our team is committed and devoted to Indias renewable energy dream, with over 30 years of cumulative experiences and strong backgrounds from the corporate world and leading global universitiesMBA from INSEAD Business School and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of California Over 10 years of work experience in consulting and banking with nearly 3 years of direct development field experienceRustam SengputaChief Executive Officer

Around 20 years of work experience in India with number of corporations and start ups Former Head of IT department in Zee Media and Consultant at Xansa, a UK based companyTarun KalraChief Operating Officer

Graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Over 5 years of working experience in Middle East with Energy companies Simran GroverChief Technology Officer

Research Associate from IIT-Delhi, and Over 7 years of in hand experience in Solar industry

Ankit MalhotraHead Commercial Projects


The committed team backed by advisors and mentors is looking to transform the solar energy revolution

Funding PartnersBank PartnersResearch PartnersImplementation Partners