LIGHTING UP LIVES WITH INNOVATION!

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Do you know that with about 300 clear, sunny days in a year, India’s theoretical solar power reception, on only its land area, is about 5 Petawatt-hours per year (PWh/yr) (i.e. 5 trillion kWh/yr or about 600 TW). Can you imagine what it would be if we utilize even 10% of this energy!! We wouldn’t require coal, and any non-renewable sources and will be the richest country in the world!

That’s what Pegasus Semiconductor is doing on its own level, it is a systems integrator in the energy efficient lighting business using solar and LED technology. Admitting the fact that conventional solar energy has been very expensive and common man still cannot afford them, the founders set out to create products which are truly economical and affordable.

Pegasus Semiconductor Limited has been founded by people with vast experience in the semiconductor and solar industry and belonging to institutes like IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur. From the beginning, the founders focused on deriving greatest economic value from solar energy which led to the adoption of LEDs and Thin-Film technology. These two technologies along with optimal design techniques have been the core strengths of the company. It has been able to develop products which are authentic and refined. Their products
are economically viable over conventional solar products of comparable quality and performance. Apart from these advantages, they are working to reduce the prices with the help of new technology.

This Green Consultancy firm provides a strong chain between design and manufacturing of IC and Silicon Devices. Building a network of
highly qualified semiconductor professionals with expertise in every aspect of Semiconductor Processing from Design to Manufacturing, they provide the necessary Domain Knowledge along with the following core services:

• Failure Analysis

• IC Validation & Implementation

• Silicon Debugging

• Yield Enhancement

• Software Development

•Consulting Services

• Industry Analysis

MISSION   

Their main motive is that they have committed towards making solar energy truly affordable for both rural and urban areas by using groundbreaking technology, improve the dignity and quality of life for the underprivileged people in rural India by providing affordable products and bringing solar energy into our energy infrastructure, thus making the world a cleaner and greener place.

Pegasus has already done numerous installations in the rural and urban areas of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and other parts of the country. The company intends to bring solar energy into the country’s core energy infrastructure for semi-rural and urban areas within a span of  few years by altering the economic proposition. They have already worked on solving energy crisis problems for some high profile clients.

Pegasus is supported financially by the venture capitalist firm GVFL (Gujarat Venture Finance Limited). They also welcome more investors with an opportunity to invest in a business in the renewable energy sector with a strong social commitment.

TECHNOLOGY
Pegasus has been at the forefront in using low cost latest technologies. While conventional solar solutions are based on expensive crystalline silicon material and CFL based lamps (which are more expensive), their systems use high efficiency low energy Light Emitting Diodes (LED) which consume much less power and therefore are more economical. Moreover, LEDs last longer
and provide soothing white light.

They have adopted this technology as a cost reduction measure and use “Amorphous Silicon” solar panels. These are slightly less in efficiency and hence slightly larger in size compared to crystalline silicon panels. However, the costs are reduced which makes more economic sense. These Thin Film Solar solutions can power these lighting systems even in cloudy weather situations.

Benefits of LED based solar lights

  • No laying down electrical wires and digging
  • Zero electricity running cost
  • Payback periods of less than 3-4 years
  • High durability
  • Less heat emission and easy disposal due to absence of harmful substances like mercury and lead
  • Higher color temperature of light
  • 80% depreciation benefits
  • Subsidy available on solar power packs for more than 1 kW installation
  • Carbon Credits may be availed for large installations
  • Cleaner and Greener environment to breathe!!

Products & Services offered:

  • Solar Home Lighting Systems
  • Solar Power Packs
  • Solar Street Lights
  • Led Based Streetlights

Projects Undertaken

Barmer District, Rajasthan: Pegasus led pioneering efforts in lighting up villages in the otherwise dark areas of this district in Rajasthan.  Not long ago, people of this village were spending their nights in total darkness, but now, with Pegasus’s effort in
installing over 800+ homelighting systems (Suryadeep) in these areas, lives have changed drastically. It has not only improved employment as people can work at night but also generated employment in the form of salesmen etc.

Pegasus has also installed arrays of double sided LED based solar streetlights in resort area located along the Sanand Highway.

Pegasus is doing an applaudable service by providing people, literally, a beacon of light to be successful and hence empowering the growth of a nation.

 

 

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