Gallery: $130 Duron Solar System Powers Rural Indian Homes


If you only made between $400 and $4,000 a year in income and didn’t have easy access to electricity, what would you do? For many rural Indians, the answer is the Duron, a $130 solar home power system that allows users to generate and store solar energy, charge gadgets and appliances, and run LED lights.

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  1. Ali Abbas May 10, 2010 at 1:07 am

    God help all who plan to make money with the idea of helping the poor at the same time.
    I want to ask one question:How much power will be needed to run a fan,two bulbs and say,a mobile charger.Can anyone help please?

  2. tao-activist January 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Again, appropriate technology solutions for the developing world often make much more sense than the centralized, monolithic systems people rely on in the developed world. But what should happen if those centralized, monolithic systems should fail? Shouldn’t the developed world focus on appropriate technology solutions for sustainability and resilience reasons?

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