Member - AUROVILLE CONSULTING

Experts in ecological and socially responsible development

Type Company
Founder 2010
Company Size 25
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Martin Scherfler, Toine van Megen
Headquarters 605101, India
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AUROVILLE CONSULTING

About

Auroville Consulting provides strategic planning and monitoring services for corporate and government initiatives to realize the vision of sustainable habitats.
Auroville Consulting is a reliable partner for development and implementation of projects in areas of social and environmental sustainability. Using our expertise in ecological and socially responsible development, we work for a prosperous eco-system that supports all life on this planet.
Our approach is multi-faceted: We collaborate with academic, private and public sector partners both in India and Internationally, helping to develop sustainable urban and industrial development policies, ecologically friendly technologies – and the minds of future leaders. The latter we do with inspirational thought leadership and courses in aspects of sustainability. We live and work in Auroville, a UN-backed global centre of sustainable practices dedicated to the ideal of human unity.
Our mission and our passion align – to make the world a better, greener, place. Founded in 2010, Auroville Consulting is a unit of the non-profit organization Auroville Foundation
Headquarters 605101, India

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Offers from AUROVILLE CONSULTING

Other products

Program for Responsible Energy Management (PREM) introduces energy conservation and energy efficiency practices, and plans to maximise grid-connected rooftop solar PV installation practices in municipal buildings and facilities in Tamil Nadu. Auroville Consulting provided strategic consultancy services to the Commissionerate for Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu, and trained 160 municipal energy managers in conducting building energy audits and implementing energy efficieny programs.

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Available inIndia, Categories of applicationAffordable and clean energySector of applicationClean energy production, Energy distribution & management Status Implemented

Under the Smart City Challenge by the Government of India, 98 Cities were nominated by the Ministry of Urban Development to apply for funding under the Smart Cities program. As part of this mission, Auroville Consulting undertook the task of institutionalising the Citizen Engagement for the Bhubaneswar Municipal Administration, in order to better answer the pressing development needs of the city and its residents.

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Available inIndia, Categories of applicationSustainable cities and communitiesSector of applicationUrban and inter-urban mobility, Communities infrastructures, Building and shelters Status Implemented

Auroville Consulting installed a pilot Solar PV-Thermal (PVT) Hybrid System with 8 PVT collectors and an electrical peak power of 2 KWp and a thermal peak power of 10 kWt. This is a new technology that combines solar photovoltaics and solar thermal in a single system. The project aims to test and optimize the PVT hybrid system for the Indian context (climate, angle of collectors etc.) to monitor system performance, to undertake a comparison of system cost and actual power output with more conventional systems and to demonstrate Solarus Technology to potential Indian partners and clients. Services provided by Auroville Consulting include project Management, monitoring and evaluation.

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Available inIndia, Categories of applicationAffordable and clean energySector of applicationClean energy production Status Concept

Integrating distributed energy generation into the grid is a challenge for grid operators around the world. In 2012, Tamil Nadu limited the amount of SPV grid penetration on the low tension side of the distribution transformer (DT) to 30% of the DT rated capacity. Auroville Consulting conducted a study of two transformers in Auroville, to understand the technical implications if any, of approaching the grid penetration limit. Measurements indicate that the import of active energy from the grid reduced in proportion to the SPV generation. The study also showed that line voltages across the low-tension terminals of the distribconducted a study of two transformers in Auroville, to understand the technical implications if any, of approaching the grid penetration limit.ution transformer increases utmost by 1% to 1.2% (monthly average) when SPV is ON, with the phase to neutral voltage remaining within the acceptable range of 230V ± 8%.

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Categories of applicationAffordable and clean energySector of applicationClean energy production, Energy distribution & management Status R&D

Energy Conservation & Efficiency is a guidebook designed for responsible energy management. This publication is devised to help residents understand various technologies available in the market and make premeditated choices in choosing the most energy efficient appliances. It provides tips in achieving energy savings for common electrical appliances used in households and also lists benefits of switching to energy efficient fixtures in an environmental perspective. Results presented in this show that there is substantial energy saving and CO2 emission reduction by energy conservation and efficiency initiatives.

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Available inIndia, Categories of applicationAffordable and clean energySector of applicationEnergy distribution & management Status Implemented