Pranesh Chaudhary and Sushant Sachan founded Zunpulse, a startup that helps 1 lakh homes conserve energy by smartly using electrical appliances. Chaudhary and Sachan are both IIT Kharagpur graduates.
When Pranesh Chaudhary and Sushant Sachan were growing up in Muzaffarpur and Kanpur, respectively, during the 1990s, the lack of regular energy supply and extended power outages dominated family talks. However, this did not prevent the two from being admitted to the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur in 2005.
Their time as IITians marked the beginning of their 16-year friendship. They followed their own corporate jobs after graduation, until Pranesh chose to leave his job in London and come home.
Soon after, the two reunited, and in June 2016, they founded their firm Zunpulse, which now assists 1 lakh households in saving energy via smarter usage of electrical equipment. They also founded ZunRoof Solar Systems, a company that offers solar energy and Internet of Things (IoT) smart energy solutions.
Aside from regular access, we think that homeowners should not have to worry about power supply and use. However, we must address the issue of electricity supply and use in Indian homes.Once families have a consistent supply of energy, it is critical to ensure that it is used wisely and not squandered. That is where Zunpulse’s focus areas of smart energy monitoring and smart electrical appliances came into play.
Although they offer a variety of items in this area, Pranesh recommends a number of smart appliances that use IoT and machine learning to reduce your electricity expenditure.
He claims, “All told, if you get your hands on our smart energy monitor, smart fan, and smart plugs for your geyser and air conditioner, you will witness a decrease of 40% to 50% in your power costs right immediately with a one-time purchase of less than Rs 10,000.”
Lighting: They have smart bulbs, smart downlights, and smart strip lights that, in addition to being able to turn on and off remotely, allow consumers to change their colors (approximately 16 million color options) and provide mood lighting depending on the occasion, whether it’s a party with friends or reading a book.
It is critical to meet their requirements. If you forget to turn off the lights, all you have to do is open the app and turn them off.
“You can also use the app to schedule these appliances to turn on or off automatically at a specific time,” Sushant explains.
In the Indian context, control is the most crucial category. These are smart plugs and smart remotes that enable customers to upgrade their outdated appliances to smart ones. After all, it’s not always viable to get rid of outdated equipment and invest entirely in an IoT-based smart system. You’d like to be able to transform these outdated appliances into smart ones as well.
For want of a better term, these are retrofit goods for Indian houses. This is where the Zunpulse smart plug and remote come in.
You place the smart plug into the socket and connect your geyser or AC plug to it. The smart plug connects to the Zunpulse app, giving you complete control over the geyser.
You can remotely turn on and off the geyser using our app, or you can set it to turn on at a specific time. For example, you may program your geyser to operate from 8 a.m. to 8.10 a.m. every morning, after which it will turn off automatically.
Aside from energy savings, the work at hand has already been completed for you. Similarly, you may use their smart remote to manage your air conditioner or television.
In the case of air conditioners, for example, you can use the app to plan it to operate at a specific temperature for a set length of time before switching to a higher setting or turning off completely.
The smart brushless DC (BLDC) fan is another product in their ‘Control’ category. It consumes 40% less power than traditional fans due to the usage of a brushless DC motor.
You may use the app to alter the fan’s speed once more. They debuted our smart water heaters in the Delhi-NCR region three weeks ago.
“That brings our house portfolio to a close. We have a smart doorbell, camera, lock, and security sensor to meet security needs “Pranesh adds
Every 30 seconds, the smart energy monitor, which is positioned next to your electricity meter, reads your appliance level energy use.
For example, if you use 5.7 kWh of electricity in a day, it will tell you how much your AC in your parents’ bedroom uses. This was Sushant and Pranesh’s first IoT-based product.
“We’ll have to discover use cases that would wow the homeowner/end user while also saving power in the long run,” Pranesh explains.
Today, small hotels, residential houses, paying guest lodging owners, and electric car companies all accept this product. They also sell smart air purifiers and smart water purifiers, which function on the same idea as the rest of the products.
Apart from the smart lock, the rest of Zunpulse’s products are plug-and-play. Customers may purchase their items from numerous e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Flipkart.