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

Blog entry by Somdatta Sengupta | July 18, 2014

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...

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...

Dharnai: Going LIVE on July 20

Feature story | July 10, 2014 at 19:15

Several decades have passed since India became an independent country, but several million of its citizens still live in darkness. The centralised grid system has failed to live up to the hopes and aspirations of the people, with those in rural...

Start to clean energy in Bihar

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | December 16, 2013

Hasanchak & Govindpur, district Vaishali, Bihar 15 years ago, there was electricity in Hasanchak. Today, the infrastructure remains but the electricity supply is gone. The farmers have only one mode of power - diesel. A diesel powered...

Crisis to Solution - paving way to Solar pumping

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | December 12, 2013

The Innovation Challenge was launched on 3rd September, and ended on 15th November. The challenge was different - it invited submissions from all over the world to do something unique, something that could transform the way our...

A Stepping Stone for a Giant Leap

Feature story | October 31, 2013 at 18:19

Greenpeace India lays down its first foundation stone for clean energy revolution in Bihar. The foundation stone was laid by the district magistrate (DM) of Jahanabad, Mr. Md. Sohail in the presence of village authorities and heads of neighboring...

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...

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...

Renewable energy sources can meet the growing electricity demand of Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Feature story | May 22, 2012 at 17:30

Renewable energy is the only way to meet the requirement of electricity deficit said Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar. He said this during a business meeting, where he expressed his views about renewable power generation through maximum use...

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