Nov. 12, 2021

Miss Vinisha Umashankar, a 15-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu, who was recognized Earth Day Network Rising Star 2021 (USA) for her idea of ‘Solar Ironing Cart’, has exhorted the world to move towards clean energy during the recently concluded COP 26.


  • Her mobile ironing cart, which uses solar panels to power a steam iron box is now an inspiration for the world.

  • The prototype of Vinisha’s mobile ironing cart which uses solar panels to power a steam iron box has been developed by National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India in the year 2019.

  • A key benefit of the solar ironing cart is that it eliminates the need for coal for ironing bringing about a welcome shift towards clean energy. End users can move around and offer services at doorstep for increasing their daily earning. The ironing cart can also be fitted with a coin-operated GSM PCO, USB charging points and mobile recharging which can fetch extra income.

  • The device can also be powered by pre-charged batteries, electricity or diesel-powered generator in the absence of sunlight.

Source : PIB