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Bijli - Clean Energy for all

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The Climate Group’s Access to Rural Energy in India programme, Bijli – Clean Energy for All, which is principally funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the lives of rural inhabitants in India by deploying renewable energy technologies and improving infrastructure quality.

Clean energy, particularly solar and wind, could revitalize India’s failing energy system. 40% of India is still not connected to the grid – a number we could eventually connect via renewable sources. The Climate Group foresees this program as a demonstration opportunity to outline the potential of renewable energy-powered, off-grid electricity access in rural India.

The program aims to identify sustainable off-grid electrification models, in addition to addressing the challenges of scalability in the off-grid electrification context, and ultimately stimulate India’s Clean Revolution.

The Climate Group aims to deliver this program by working with local delivery partners across three different off-grid electrification models (hand-held lights, home-lighting systems and micro-grids) in the states of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, India, in the next two years.

The implementation phase of The Climate Group's program is planned to start in the latter part of this year. If you’d like to be part of our work or interested in learning more about this program, please contact Subaskar Sitsabeshan, Programme Analyst at ssitsabeshan@theclimategroup.org.

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