Powering Rural India with Solar Energy ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
Did you know that around 46% of households in India do not have grid connected electricity, and for many others the supply is unreliable. The use of photovoltaic (PV) solar-home-systems (SHS) can provide reliable power for lighting and low-power appliances, which brings great practical benefits.
By installing solar in such place, people can have have extended hours for work and study as well as more opportunities for leisure and entertainment. This clean powered light replaces dangerous and scarce kerosene or candles.
A company in India is starting to make a difference in many people’s lives in rural India, one solar system at a time. SELCO-India is a private business which has designed and sold over 48,000 solar home systems, powering electric lighting and small appliances for 220,000 people in Karnataka and other states in South India.
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About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.