Amplus launches the MILES challenge for clean energy startups


Amplus Solar is launching a new campaign called The MILES (M + Innovation Laboratory for Energy and Sustainability). The aim is to identify and provide a platform for start-ups with ready-to-use solutions in the clean energy ecosystem in India.

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January 13, 2020: Amplus Solar announces the launch of the MILES (M + Innovation Lab for Energy and Sustainability) challenge for startups ready to deploy solutions in India’s clean energy ecosystem.

The MILES Challenge was launched in collaboration with GoMassive Earth Network, an angel investor forum with a focus on sustainability, and offers participants mentoring and access to resources in the energy industry. Amplus is committed to supporting the MILES Challenge winners with seed capital to help them scale. Erst & Young LLP are the process consultants for the event. A jury of renowned experts from leading Indian and international institutions such as the World Bank UNEP, IIM Ahmedabadamong others will evaluate the competition.

Applications for the MILES Challenge are open until January 31, 2021. The focus is on distributed solar, IoT applications in the areas of energy, battery storage and electromobility.

“Amplus started as a start-up with an idea in the field of distributed solar energy. One of the reasons for our success was the support we received from mentors and investors who believed in us. With the MILES Challenge we want to help other Indians Start -ups in the clean energy space are realizing their potential, “said Sanjeev Aggarwal, General Manager and CEO of Amplus Solar.

India’s energy history has seen exponential growth over the past decade, with market development and technological advances in renewable energy and electric mobility. Identifying and promoting new ideas in this segment is the next step in accelerating India’s energy flow.

About Amplus Solar:

Amplus Solar is Asia’s leading distributed energy company providing industrial and commercial customers with low carbon energy solutions through both on-site (on-roof and on-ground) solar projects and off-site solar parks. Amplus owns a portfolio of more than 800 MWp of distributed solar energy assets. As a member of the PETRONAS Group, Malaysia, Amplus is headquartered in Gurugram, India.

Amplus is also diversifying into residential solar energy, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric mobility to meet changing market and customer needs.

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