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  • Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

    Blogpost by Neha Khator and Ruhie Kumar - July 20, 2014 at 14:57

    Woman in Dharnai Village in India. 06/24/2014 © Vivek M / Greenpeace

    In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change.

    But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy needs neglecte... Read more >

  • The Blame Game Over The Power Crisis

    Blogpost by Nandikesh Sivalingam - July 19, 2014 at 11:46

    19 July 2014

    Peaceful Forest Protest in India © Udit kulshrestha / Greenpeace

     

    It's that time of the year again- when the buck gets passed! Every summer when the power crisis hits hard, the whole rigmarole begins with the power companies blaming coal mining companies for fuel scarcity, mining companies blaming slow env... Read more >

  • Gunjan Devi: “This light has been our liberation!”

    Blogpost by Somdatta Sengupta - July 18, 2014 at 17:44

    Women can move around without fear and socialise after dark since the solar-powered microgrid has started operation in the village

    Dharnai, Bihar — It was a moment to remember. The local panchayat bhavan was buzzing with villagers. They had gathered ... Read more >

  • Lights! Dharnai! Action!

    Blogpost by Somdatta Sengupta - July 18, 2014 at 17:11

    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 longer do men wrap up... Read more >

  • Quality Defines Success in Dharnai

    Blogpost by Anand Prabu Pathanjali - July 16, 2014 at 17:02

    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 highest efficiency, whic... Read more >

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