Energy Need of Rural Poor Solar Energy India-4
Approximately 300-400 million may be without electricity (go to Indian Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi interview)

Background

In a three-legged stool supporting energy needs, the first leg represents the source of energy, the second leg represents financing and the third leg represents technology. India has few fossil fuel resources, it is one of world’s largest importer of oil and most coal available in India has high ash content.

  • There is plenty of solar energy with many sunny days. It is free and available all over India.
  • Small farms are distributed throughout India. They are the basis of financing this project. In return, they receive a carbon dividend and make no investment.
  • We harness the existing technology available in India and integrate it in an ever expanding microgrid.

Agriculture Renew: The central farm or microgrid can start out as small as 1/2 MW with existing or any renewable energy source. Farms can be added with each providing 9600 Kwh with eight panels on a pole. As interested farmers wishing to Enhance Income may add more poles. As a group of farms participating in Agricultural Renew can add up to 1 GW or more of solar power. Farms can be any size even small.  No arable farmland is used. No need to lease farms.

Government of India’s KUSUM project. permits up to 2 MW projects on barren lands. The state distribution companies reimburse Solar power plant operators via Purchase Power Agreements (PPA). We target 50 barren land owners in the states of Gujrat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. ImplementIn the pilot phase we implement solar energy farms under Government of India’s KUSUM project. 

Measurable Results: Single project and tightly integrated

Excitement among participants and local farmers is created for expansion. Over a ten year period we will scale up to 1000 MW, make it a challenge to implement. During implementation we will provide the selected local EPC with farm locations, optimized cabling maps, polling locations and grid connections to be successful. Typical implementation steps look as here.

Energy supply from farms is encapsulated in this single project. It is tightly integrated like a jigsaw puzzle. Financing will from investors, and multiple entities banks, corporation, other financial institutions