Greenpeace India lays foundation of micro-grid solar project in Bihar village

by Cassady Craighill

October 21, 2013

Twenty-three-year-old Parama Ram is the operator of the solar-powered reverse osmosis plant in Kotri village, Rajasthan. He maintains the photovoltaic panels and operates the plant, which produces over 3000 litres of drinking water per day from the brackish groundwater. Parama is also trained as a barefoot solar engineer: assembling, installing and repairing solar lanterns for villagers who need them.

© Prashanth Vishwanathan / Greenpeace

Solar-powered Reverse Osmosis Plant

In partnership with the Center for Environment and Energy Development in India, Greenpeace India has launched a micro-grid project that will supply renewable power to 350 homes to the Dharnai village in India. Using innovative solar technology, the project will use 100 kilowatts of clean solar power.

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Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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