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Lights! Dharnai! Action!

Blog entry by Somdatta Sengupta | July 18, 2014

After sunset, the stage is set for all Dharnai folks to come together for a chat, friendly banter or neighbourly meet-up Dharnai, Bihar — Times are changing. No longer do women in Dharnai rush to get dinner ready before dark. No...

Quality Defines Success in Dharnai

Blog entry by Anand Prabu Pathanjali | July 16, 2014

The success of a microgrid largely depends on the quality of components used right from the generation, transmission and storage. For example, in the microgird installed at Dharnai, we have used a grade A solar panel with the...

Farmers will look to the skies, not for clouds anymore but for the sun

Blog entry by Manish Ram | October 17, 2012

The phone at the Greenpeace office in Patna rang non-stop for a week. More than five hundred farmers from all over the state of Bihar were calling to know more about solar based irrigation system. This phone-call-frenzy was caused...

Yatra sets the tone for an Energy Revolution

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma. Pic: Prashant Ravi/Greenpeace. | October 7, 2010

The dawn breaks at Bihttiharwa Gandhi Ashram with sound of loud bhajans from some distant temple. People woke up half asleep, still struggling to get over the tiredness of the last day's journey. But out of that still sleepy lot there...

No water for drought-hit Maharashtra as thermal power plants prosper

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | March 22, 2013

Water was over. The sun was beating down our backs and a red-yellow, dried, mountain trail was around us. Our trek should have ended before sunrise, it was mid-day now. The desperate need for water was terrifying. Luckily we knew we'd...

Renewable energy message reaches Bodhgaya and Hajipur

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 28, 2010

The sky lanterns had already set the mood for the yatra in Bodhgaya. Now it was time to enact our street play and tell people about it. The theatre yatris set out with their dholak (Indian drum) and dhapli (tambourine), singing...

Energy Revolution Bihar- The Renewable Energy Way

Image | May 17, 2012 at 18:11

(L-R) Greenpeace India Campaign DIrector Divya Raghunandan, Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of Fisheries, Bihar, Shri Brijendra Prasad Yadav, Minister of Energy of Bihar, Samit Aich, Executive Director, Greenpeace India, and Dr Shaibal Gupta,...

A sustainable energy promise

Blog entry by Mridulika Jha | May 14, 2012

Power-cuts have a major impact on our daily schedule. Now think of the people residing in the rural areas, having very little access or no access to electricity. All of us need electricity. But using unsustainable energy sources...

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