Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship for Development
In India, an estimated 400 million people live without electricity. This translates into lesser opportunities for a decent standard of living and entrepreneurship for the poor. Renewable energy technologies, besides being environment-friendly, have the potential to generate employment in rural areas. In view of this, as part of UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, pilots demonstrating the use of renewable energy sources to generate electricity in rural areas have been set up across the country. This film documents six such models from different parts of the country.
Shakti Kendra – Enterprise of Renewable Energy Products
Power from Biomass - 1.2 MW Ankur Biomass Power Plant
Biomass Based Pyro Stove - for Small Eateries
Green Energy Mandal – Women SHGs Marketing Renewable Energy Products
Power from Water- Chembu Pico Hydro Systems
Power from Solar Micro Grid - Hardoi and Unnao
Projects and Initiatives
The project, in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, aims to enhance access to clean and renewable energy for livelihoods in remote un-electrified villages in the selected seven United Nations Development Assistance Framework states of India.