The domain of entrepreneurship is gaining ground in the Northeast region.’Startup Culture’ is now another tag to the development of this region.And most saliently, the young generation is interested in such domains.They patently have an absolute contribution in sculpting the newfangled globe.
In this write-up, we have the startup story of Kaustoov Gopal Goswami and his platform Zip Energy.Zip Energy was founded in the year 2016.
About the Startup :
Zip Energy is a Renewable Energy Solution provider for Individuals, Residential Societies, Businesses, Institutions and Industries to be energy independent forever. Thus the tag line of ‘Zip Energy’ strongly describes its motto “Zip Your Own Energy”.
“Our solutions are for every stream of our society; hence we have fully customizable solutions to generate power to glow a single light to 100KW captive Solar Power Plant,”- Gopal Kaustoov Goswami, the founder of ‘Zip Energy’ told The Assam News.
(Kaustoov Gopal Goswami, Founder & Managing Partner of Zip Energy)
Zip Energy also provides Solar Finance up to Rs. 1.5cr for solar installation in association with leading NBFCs.They also launched their flagship solution for residential apartments to utilise solar energy to pump water and for common area lighting at a very affordable price.
The beginning and challenges :
Kaustoov Gopal Goswami, who is a post graduate in Environmental Science always understands the need and importance of reducing carbon footprints.He was always looking forward to implement the renewable sources of energy.But it all started when he finally met his co-founders in form of Pankaj Chetia, Hemanga Das and Subhasish Phukan in Guwahati.
“It took us intense research of 10-12 months to figure where and what we should be doing in the clean energy space, and finally bootstrapped Zip Energy in 2016,” – Kaustoov told The Assam News.
“However, the biggest challenge in our journey so far is that 90% of people have heard about solar but could not understand the techno-commercial aspect of it. Even a bigger challenge is to make them take that final step even after being explained and shown everything. Therefore, the company measures traction through two metrics – how many people are educated about our product through marketing campaigns, and the cumulative size of solar installations,” – Kaustoov added.
Future Goals :
Zip Energy also developing its capacities in other renewable sources of energy such as wind and waste-to-energy. They have a vision to make Zip Energy the first holistic renewable energy company of North East and start exporting their services to few south East Asian countries by 2018.They are planning to sell solar as service from 1st April 2017 where in people can buy solar in ‘Pay As You Go Model’.
The Assam News wishes All the Best to Kaustoov and his team.