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Affordable energy services to improve income generation in rural India

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Background

India’s rapid economic growth is highlighting energy as a major social and political issue. Many rural communities in India lack any access to reliable energy services forcing the poor to rely on traditional sources for their daily energy needs. Clean energy development is hampered by a lack of access to financing and a lack of suitable products that directly help generate income.

Purpose

To scale up previous SELCO-implemented projects that created linkages between clean energy services microfinance and income generation and widen their scope to Bihar southern Gujarat and northern Karnataka; some of India’s poorest regions.

Implementor

SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd.