BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Brooklyn based renewable energy firm Lumi*Solair was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce's prestigious Export Achievement Award. The award recognizes the company's innovative work to tackle some of the world's toughest infrastructure problems with U.S. renewable energy technology.
Congressman Charles Rangel formally presented the award to Lumi*Solair Founder and CEO Baldev Duggal at the New York City World Trade Week annual awards breakfast at Baruch College. During the award presentation, Congressman Rangel commended Lumi*Solair for creating innovative renewable energy solutions in New York for global infrastructure problems.
Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the company manufactures hybrid solar and wind streetlights as well as solar power systems for telecommunication towers and energy backup for traffic lights. Through their work with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Lumi*Solair has opened doors in India, Africa, Southeast Asia and South America.
"Lumi*Solair is honored to receive the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award," said Mr. Duggal. "We are proud to be recognized for our 'Designed and Made in New York solutions' to be implemented around the world. At Lumi*Solair, we are dedicated to powering communities in an environmentally friendly way - from grid-free solar lighting to energy for telecommunication towers and traffic lights. These solutions are economically sound and require no government subsidies. This award is a welcome recognition of our strategy to work in the U.S. and abroad to eliminate the need for over $5 billion in diesel fuel spent on telecom towers every year."
Founded by Mr. Baldev Duggal to foster innovation in the clean tech industry, Lumi*Solair is dedicated to powering communities across the globe. Lumi*Solair's grid free products eliminate the need for underground wiring and/or costly diesel fuel and thus produce significant cost savings compared with traditional grid connected options. Lumi*Solair's first major installation, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, has been lauded for its exceptionally low cost and high efficiency. The company now has additional installations from Rhode Island down to North Carolina and over to California. Additionally, the company has begun expanding internationally with partners in India, Southeast Asia, Africa and South America.