Collaborative R&D for Sustainable Cooling in India

This report highlights the need to tap into the expertise available across research institutions, universities, government agencies and industry to create a thriving ecosystem of collaborative R&D dedicated to cooling. It examines some of the key public–private R&D collaborations that have led to successful outcomes and determines the underlying factors of success. It analyses these factors in the form of the best practices that collaborative innovative programmes follow across

Author: Himanshu Dixit, Shikha Bhasin   |   External Url

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With India’s tropical climatic conditions and pressing climate need for cooling, there is a significant opportunity to increase the uptake of evaporative air coolers in India’s appliance market. Evaporative air coolers could play a significant role in providing thermal comfort for all while also reducing the demand for refrigerants with GWP in India. In comparison to air conditioners, evaporative air coolers are more affordable, consume less energy, have low operational and mainte

Author: Ms. Srishti Sharma, Mr. Akhil Singhal, and Mr Tarun Garg   |   External Url

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Super Efficient AC Deployment: Opportunities through business models in India

The policy brief aims to analyse the bulk procurement program for Super-Efficient Air Conditioners which includes key business strategies and technical criteria. The paper further analyses the existing framework of the model and elucidates key takeaways for impact enhancement. It explores various international models available in the cooling sector to recognize their applicability in the Indian context to promote low GWP refrigerant based energy-efficient air conditioners

Author: Madhur Bhargava, Manjeet Singh   |   External Url

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To overcome the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments are marshalling unprecedented levels of fiscal stimulus. It is crucial to seize this unique opportunity to facilitate the economic transition towards more sustainable development models, or, in other words, to “Build Back Greener”. This includes using this temporary period of expansionary economic policies to accelerate long-term progress on access to efficient, climate-friendly cooling in order to s

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Understanding Perceptions: A Behavioural Study in the Indian Cooling Sector

The impact of climate change is manifesting itself in increasingly erratic weather patterns, and even these increasing in frequency and severity. Heat waves in the summer months across the hemispheres are becoming more the norm than the exception.  The 2019 report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that around 2.3 billion people could be both exposed and vulnerable to heatwave events due to 1.5°C of global warming. The cooling sector has a major role to pla

Author: Mr. Karan Mangotra, Mr. Manjeet Singh, Mr. Gaurav Phore, Ms. Madhur Bhargava, Ms. Shreya Shekhar, Ms. Tanvi Sharma, Mr. Vasudevan Rangarajan, Mr. Vaibhav Gupta, Mr. Srikanth Gunishetty, Mr Ritesh Kumar Jha   |   External Url

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