Lumi*Solair has just been awarded the prestigious Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for its solar energy products.
“Lumi*Solair is honored to receive the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award," said Baldev Duggal, founder and CEO of Lumi*Solair. "We are proud to be recognized for our 'Designed and Made in New York solutions' to be implemented around the world. At Lumi*Solair, we are dedicated to powering communities in an environmentally friendly way - from grid-free solar lighting to energy for telecommunication towers and traffic lights. These solutions are economically sound and require no government subsidies. This award is a welcome recognition of our strategy to work in the U.S. and abroad to eliminate the need for over $5 billion in diesel fuel spent on telecom towers every year."
Congressman Charles Rangel formally presented the award to Duggal at the annual New York City World Trade Week awards breakfast at Baruch College.
The company manufactures hybrid solar and wind street lights, in addition to solar power for telecommunications equipment and traffic lights. None of their products depend on the electric grid.
This allows companies to save a lot of money and time, since they don’t have to connect these devices to the grid in order to work. The company has already sold technology to clients in India, Africa, Southeast Asia and South America.
Domestically, Lumi*Solair’s first major installation was at the company’s home base at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The company has other installations in the United States including North Carolina and California.
Renewable energy technology has been improving substantially over the past few years. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated improvements to the process of using solar power to generate hydrogen gas from water and sunlight.
Edited by Alisen Downey