Energy Need of Rural Poor
Approximately 300-400 million may be without electricity (go to Indian Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi interview)
In a three-legged stool supporting energy needs, the first leg represents the source of energy, the second leg represents finance 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 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. A group of farms participating in Renew Agricultural add solar panels energy output can be in 1 GWh or more. Farms can be any size even small. No arable farmland is used. No need to lease farms.
Measurable Results: Single project and tightly integrated
Excitement among participants and local farmers is created for expansion. Over a ten year period as project scales up to 1000 MW, making it a technical challenge to implement. We will continue to provide to selected local EPC with farm locations, optimized cabling maps, polling locations and grid connections for success. 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 be from investors, multiple entities, banks, corporation, other financial institutions. All interested in reducing carbon footprint.