What it takes to get into Oorjan!

Hey folks!

It’s all on an upswing here at Oorjan. We closed our fifth deal for the month (cheers!). The sales team couldn’t be happier, the ops team a bit grudging but really happy too (no mid-day lounging for them). It’s been a month since I joined, and there’s something energetic about the environment here. It’s hearty to see the dynamics, new features thought of, deployed quickly so as to continually improve the product pitch, projects being completed in ever shortening spans. It’s this healthy ecosystem that I think a startup should focus on thriving and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Oorjan. Which brings me to what I really wanted to share with you today, why Oorjan, and what it takes to be an Oorjanite 🙂

Well I have always been attracted towards startups. Since you are here I am assuming even you have a fair interest in startups. Maybe you are working in a big multinational co, or maybe in another startup, or you could be a fresh graduate, all wanting on some level to take the plunge into the startup world. I would be happy if you are thinking so.

Oorjan really stands out in terms of uniqueness among the plethora of startups out there. You got to love the idea – Help India go solar. Whether or not we at Oorjan succeed at it (we really think we will), India needs to, and it’s on the right track. Solar has come a long way from what it was a decade or two ago, now it’s all about creating social awareness that it has come a long way. Sure there will be some technological shortcomings, but that’s hardly any reason to tell down the solar story. The technology is really at an inflection point, it’s really taken off recently. Research is underway on a vast scale and the whole ecosystem is going to improve manifold. It’s how quickly we are able to accelerate the adoption among the masses that will set the stage for the future.

But even if you are a sceptic at environment issues like our friend at the US, or just focused on other aspects, there’s still plenty to look for at Oorjan.

We have a small yet rocking Technology team. Contrary to most startups who really bootstrap the tech platform with the view to release their MVP, it’s a great tech stack here. No shackles whatsoever as compared to the countless incompatibilities and legacy issues at a bloated company. You have an idea, explore it, pitch it, and be most welcome to execute it. You gotta love this about tech startups.

The Product team is equally adept at rolling out new strategies to attract the customer base. As I said, solar in India is at its infant stage, so there are no tried and tested methodologies. India by itself is a challenge because of its demography and sheer diversity, and solar on top of such takes it to another domain that’s just incredibly hard to predict. Such is the challenge that the team perceives as a great opportunity!

If you are someone who can code the hell out of stuff, you’d fit in here. If you can land in sales with your mesmerising pitch, bring it on. Or if you think you can craft the best product ideas for something in a whole new unchartered territory, you’d feel right at home here. If you are great at what you do, we’d love to hear you out, feel free to connect with us.

There are many ways you could be part of a change, but can you drive the change? That’s what it takes to be an Oorjanite.

Tamil Nadu rooftop solar: Good return on investment

Tamil Nadu continues to lead the nation in rooftop solar installation. As per the 2016 Bridge To India report, Tamil Nadu is the state with the most rooftop solar installed across Residential, Commercial and Industrial categories.

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U.P.: Solar gives attractive returns

Our earlier post on rooftop solar in Delhi was very popular and we got many inquiries from residents of NOIDA and other parts of the NCR whether the post was applicable to them too. Since electricity is a state subject, the solar policies vary from one state to another. This post talks about the solar economics specific to Uttar Pradesh. Continue reading “U.P.: Solar gives attractive returns”

Cut Haryana electricity bills by 90%! Put solar on your roof

Our earlier post on rooftop solar in Delhi was very popular and we got many inquiries from residents of Gurugram, Faridabad and other parts of the NCR whether the post was applicable to them too. Since electricity is a state subject, the solar policies vary from one state to another. This post talks about the solar economics specific to Haryana. Continue reading “Cut Haryana electricity bills by 90%! Put solar on your roof”

Delhi rooftop solar cheaper than electricity bill!

Delhi is a huge consumer of electricity – it uses more power than all other metros put together. The peak power demand in Delhi in 2014 was ~6000 MW, almost all of it coming from coal and gas powered plants located in Delhi. The impact of these on air quality and health is huge, with Delhi routinely making the lists of the most polluted cities in the world.

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Rooftop Solar in Telangana – Sizing and Financial Returns

There are two DISCOMs in Telangana – TSSPDCL that supplies power to the districts of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Medak, and TSNPDCL that supplies to Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nizamabad and Adilabad. The net metered rooftop solar installations are growing at a brisk pace, with the TSSPDCL site showing 652 commissioned projects as of date with a total capacity of 9.9 MW (an average of 15kW per installation) Continue reading “Rooftop Solar in Telangana – Sizing and Financial Returns”

Rooftop Solar in Maharashtra: A must-have.

Electricity tariffs in Maharashtra are the highest in India. If a household in Maharashtra consumes 400 units a month, their monthly power bill is around ₹3,500. Effectively, they are paying almost ₹9 per unit of electricity. For a business, costs can range from ₹9 to as high as ₹17, without accounting for power outages which drive the numbers even higher. Continue reading “Rooftop Solar in Maharashtra: A must-have.”