India: Startup looks to harvest rainwater and solar energy

Thinkphi, an Indian startup company that aims to manufacture sustainably engineered products that intelligently conserve water, energy and waste, has raised angel funding to expand operations, and begin sales and distribution activities. The company’s first product, called Ulta Chaata, is an inverted canopy looking structure that provides potable water by capturing rainwater during the monsoon season and solar energy during the rest of the year. Each unit has the capability to harvest and filter up to 100,000 litres during the rainy season. With a maximum solar capacity of 1.5KW the Ulta Chaata also includes an intelligent lighting system that provides various levels of programmable lighting options and a mobile charge unit, thereby making it a completely self-sustaining installation for the outdoors.