Selling solar power in India’s slums

india-flag-sunsetI have already written a few posts on how poor populations of Asia or Africa are leapfrogging from no electricity to renewables without going through the distributed fossil fuels electricity phase.

Electrical grids are expensive and so is coal. In countries with so much sun such as India, solar energies such as solar PV looks like the perfect fit as it is slowly but surely becoming the cheapest solution.

Grist offers a compelling post on how companies and NGOs are targeting people living in slums to help them have access to cheap, low carbon electricity.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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