India needs solar for more than lighting

India needs solar for more than lighting

In the next five years, India plans to install 10,000 small-scale solar-power grids across the country to bring basic electrical power to communities without it.

But providing access to a minimal supply of clean energy – enough to power two LED lights for a few hours and charge a mobile phone – is probably not enough to significantly improve people’s lives, research suggests.

A study in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, which looked at more than a thousand homes that had received basic access to clean electricity for the first time, found that spending on expensive kerosene for lighting had fallen, a benefit to families. Read More…





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