Solar micro-grid, Karnataka

Providing electricity for lighting and mobile charging to 44 households in a tribal community living on an island in a river in Karnataka.


A solar mini grid has been successfully installed and connected in the remote rural village of Neelakantarayanagaddi in Karnataka, India.   The 1.2 kWp system has provided a light and mobile charging to 44 households, who live on an island in the Krishna river.  The installation was carried out by SELCO India, an award-winning social enterprise based in Bangalore.   The community is paying for the ongoing maintenance on the site, using their budget that they previously used on kerosene lamps which are both polluting and bad for health.

Location
Neelakantarayanagaddi

Size
1.2kWp

Households
44

Project Partner
SELCO Foundation

Status
Operating