Infographic: The business case for off-grid energy in India

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17 February 2015

NEW DELHI: Today around 360 million people in India lack adequate access to grid-electricity. So how can we close this gap in a way that brings social, environmental and economic benefits? Off-grid renewable energy business models offer a smart solution, so our new report and infographic look at which ones have the greatest potential.

India's unmet demand for electricity presents a huge opportunity for off-grid renewable energy solutions, in particular solar home systems (SHS), and decentralized renewable energy (DRE) systems.

The Climate Group, in partnership with Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Markets, published a flagship study to analyze trends and identify business models with the greatest potential for scale-up, in order to help boost entrepreneurial activity and increase private sector investment in the renewable off-grid energy sector.

Check out our infographic below for a summary of the report, or read the report in full now. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter using #Bijli, where we are sharing photo facts - to be found at the bottom of this page.

We're also hosting a Twitter Q&A on the report on Monday February 23 at 10.30am London time/4pm New Delhi time. Join us on #Bijli and @ClimateGroup to find out more.

Photo facts 

We have also created a series of photo facts using data from the report and pictures from our Bijli - Clean Energy for All project in India. Feel free to download and share them on social media using hashtag #Bijli. Just click play below, scroll through the gallery, and then click on an image to open it in a new window and simply download from there. 

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