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Awards and Recognitions



Awards and Recognitions

A gist of key awards and recognitions of our accomplishments in driving solar energy adoption is given below


  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal Ministry of the Government of India for all matters relating to new and renewable energy
  • SUNBEST is MNRE’s active channel partner for solar thermal as well as concentrating solar thermal technology
  • MNRE had engaged Dr. Palaniappan as a consultant based on his expertise for framing the solar thermal policies of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission

  • Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency is a state government owned agency in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
  • SUN BEST is an empanelled vendor of TEDA.

National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) was established by the Government of India, with the primary objective to promote, develop and commercialise the technologies / know-how / inventions / patents / processes emanating from various national R&D institutions / Universities PEN, an associate company of SUNBEST had given the patented solar air heating technology to NRDC for promoting the same.


  • UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management.
  • UNDP has recognized PEN’s solar heating technology as a success story to be adopted for other parts of the world.

  • REEEP is an international multilateral partnership that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in low- and middle-income countries
  • REEEP invests in clean energy markets in low- and middle-income countries to reduce CO2 emissions and build prosperity. REEEP has partnered with PEN for deploying solar thermal applications

  • UNIDO emphasizes solar thermal applications as they provide an economically and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional fossil fuel technologies in industrial applications
  • UNIDO has supported several solar thermal (air & water) applications for the leather industry through SUN BEST. Dr. Palaniappan was invited by UNIDO to visit Bangladesh to explore adoption of solar driers for the fisheries segment

SUNBEST is the first solar air heating company in India to become MNRE’s channel partner with a CARE rating of high performance (2B) in Solar Air Heating


  • Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are globally recognised as a mark of excellence in the field of green energy. The Ashden Awards uncover and reward the most exciting sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and developing world, who are leading the way to a thriving low-carbon future.
  • SUN BEST was nominated for this prestigious award in 2015 and won £1000 for its path-breaking contribution to the green energy adoption!

Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had conferred the excellence award to SUN BEST for being MNRE’s active channel partner in installing Non-Imaging concentrators