Blue Star to Develop Solar-Powered ACs Jointly with IIT-Madras

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Leading air-conditioning firm Blue Star has collaborated with IIT-Madras for developing solar-powered airconditioners (ACs) and indigenizing controls and other parts used in inverter ACs. “We will jointly develop several products. IIT-M has an incubation centre. While we may end up using their facilities, we will also impart some training to them. In this joint development tie-up, we are focused on developing solar-powered air-conditioners in the next two years. Also, we will focus on improving the existing product line-up in the air purification business,” said Mr B Thiagarajan from Blue Star. It will also look at indigenization of components for inverter ACs, a fast growing category for the company in the room AC segment. “We are optimistic about outcome of our collaboration with IIT-M,” he added.