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.
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.