Schneider Electric, WWF Install Solar-storage Mini-grids On Diminishing Islands In India’s Threatened Sundarbans

Schneider Electric, WWF Install Solar-storage Mini-grids On Diminishing Islands In India’s Threatened Sundarbans

Stretching across the Bay of Bengal from on to offshore the coasts of northeast India and Bangladesh, the Sundarbans is the world’s largest remaining mangrove ecosystem. Island residents and communities, or what’s left of them, have largely maintained their traditional renewable natural resource-based livelihoods and lifestyles in the face of poorly conceived, at times corrupt and exploitive, industrial shrimp farming and property development. Now they face a much more profound threat: rising seas.

Residents remain steadfast in their resolve to maintain their livelihoods, lifestyles and communities nonetheless, and the Indian government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are helping them do so by making use of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation, battery-based energy storage and community mini-grids. Read More…

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