- Aerem delivers a Triple Bottomline impact – leading to significant positive social and environmental outcomes in addition to strong financial performance
- The round also saw follow-on participation from Blume Ventures and includes debt financing of $1.5 million from prominent financial institutions
Aerem, India’s leading SolarTech platform, today announced the funding of $5 million (~ INR 41 crores) in Pre-Series A round led by climate-tech investor Avaana Capital. The round also saw follow-on participation from Blume Ventures and it includes debt financing of $1.5 million from prominent financial institutions.
Mumbai-headquartered Aerem will utilize these funds to expand its suite of innovative solartech and financing solutions and build an ecosystem that brings together all the stakeholders — financial institutions; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies; and businesses (MSMEs) — to enable end-to-end solutions for rooftop solar projects.
On the announcement, Founder & CEO, Anand Jain said “The solar industry in India has been growing rapidly in recent years, driven by increased awareness of the benefits of renewable energy. India has set a target of ~300 GW of solar energy capacity by 2030, requiring both rooftop and utility-scale to fire. Aerem’s innovative solutions are well-positioned to capitalize on this trend and help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future. This funding is a testament to the strength of our SolarTech & Financing platform and the value it provides to our customers. We remain committed to our mission of making solar financing more accessible and affordable for all, and we look forward to the continued support of our investors and partners in achieving this goal.”
Aerem was founded in the year 2021 by Anand Jain, a Yale MBA, who worked as an investment banker on Wall Street and then came back to India to pursue his passion for Solar. Anand also worked with some of the prominent names in the solar & financial service industries like Lehman Brothers, SunEdison, KPMG and more. Aerem’s platform provides a 360-degree assistance to MSMEs to help them harness the power of solar energy and reduce their electricity costs by up to 70%. Aerem leverages its extensive network of installers to facilitate the implementation of high-quality rooftop solar systems. It also offers hassle-free loans through its in-house Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) and partner banks.
At Aerem, the driving force is its unwavering commitment to democratizing the adoption of rooftop solar and creating a greener, more sustainable future. As a result of its mission-driven approach, Aerem delivers a Triple Bottomline impact – it places equal emphasis on social, environmental, and financial outcomes.
Anjali Bansal, Founding Partner, Avaana Capital said “Rooftop solar will play a crucial role in India’s green growth transition. There are several enabling factors including declining technology cost curves, significant location advantage with 300 days of sunshine in a year, and increasing policy support such as net metering to progress towards the 50% renewable energy capacity targets. Aerem is building a unique technology-enabled platform to accelerate the adoption by MSMEs and enable them with energy access and independence, as well as equip MSME installers on the supply side. We’re excited to work with Anand and the rest of the Aerem team, and support them on this journey.”
Aerem focuses on resolving the obstacles that prevent small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from adopting rooftop solar. They collaborate with installers and support MSMEs by providing them with end-to-end solutions thus enhancing the adoption of solar power in a transparent and accessible manner. Aerem’s proprietary technology platform ensures that the installation process is checked for quality, and it facilitates secure payments to installers.
Founded in 2021 by Anand Jain, Aerem, a SolarTech + Financing platform has revolutionized the way businesses and commercial enterprises harness the power of the sun by providing a comprehensive 360-degree solution that has the potential to reduce electricity costs by up to an impressive 70%. Leveraging its extensive network of installers, Aerem empowers Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to effortlessly make the transition to clean energy.