Gallery: India’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Are Building a Brighter Futur...


Throughout India there are many rural villages that are completely removed from the grid. With no source of power for cooking, light, and heating they currently must rely on firewood, kerosene or diesel for fuel. Now green jobs are blossoming throughout these remote areas as the Orissa Tribal Empowerment & Livelihoods Programme trains women and youth to become barefoot solar engineers. This brilliant initiative provides a bright future for the semi-literate and illiterate rural poor by teaching them to harness the sun through the construction of photovoltaic systems and solar powered lanterns.

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  1. Sudesh Sharma December 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I am extremely happy to see this movement and wish that it is followed by all those who need energy in urban or villeg area

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  3. Sv20179 March 18, 2010 at 8:07 am


    Really a good thing its…we need to start look at renewable energy as we will be dry up fossil fuel in near future.
    Making these innovative and self starter things available in rural areas are appreciated..


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