An Entrepreneur who ended up developing something Beyond Imagination.
In this video Samit talks about how they developed a completely new design inspired from Umbrella which can actually save water and generate energy.
Ulta Chaata is the first project released by Think Phi, a startup focusing on green technology formed by Samit Choksi and his wife Priya Vakil Choksi in 2015. Ulta Chaata harvests rainwater during monsoons, solar energy during dry seasons and provides shade as well. Priya, who has a Masters in sustainable design as well as a degree in architecture and Samit, who specializes in software in the development industry, came up with the idea for Ulta Chaata after studying and working around the world in locations including Singapore, London and Atlanta.
Ulta Chaatas are generally installed in clusters, ideally of 10 or more. Typically, 15 Ulta Chaatas connect to one intelligent “Phi box,” which contains a second fine filtration layer that removes bacteria. After passing through both levels of filtration, drinkable water is produced. One Ulta Chaata can collect and prepare as much as 100,000 liters of potable water during each rainy season.
Solar panels installed on the canopies collect solar energy into the Ulta Chaatas’ batteries. The energy is used to power the Ulta Chaata as well as their individual lights. The battery can also be used as backup energy for nearby structures. Forbes India explained that Ulta Chaatas have “a maximum solar capacity of 1.5KW,” and that the “lighting system which provides various levels of programmable lighting options and a mobile charge unit, thereby making it a completely self-sustaining installation for the outdoors.”
Ulta Chaata, a green solution to harvest rain water and solar energy by Mumbai-based ‘power’-couple