Mar 14, 2017

Solar : Solution for electrifying the Unelectrified


Energy access in any developing country is an important goal. For any government, delivering on the promise of energy access for all is a significant promise. If they deliver well on this promise, chances are bright that the voter mind set turns favourable as it is one of the most visible signs of improvement in standard of living for people living in the dark.
In India, there is an ambitious program that has been started by the current Government to ensure electricity reaches all in a time bound manner. All efforts are being made, and appear sincere by all counts, to ensure that the last remaining village also gets connected either to the grid. The other solution that exists is providing renewable power via solar. Few experiments have been carried out that have a mix of solar and wind. Perhaps finding an overlap of unelectrified regions, and