AKRSP(I) has long history of working on energy solutions for rural households. In the early years of our work we promoted biogas at a large scale reaching to over 15000 households. During this time, several experimentations were done with solar and wind energy. Currently there is a large scale AKRSP(I) programme on renewable energy reaching to more than 70000 rural households.
Why Renewable Energy?
- There are still large numbers of remote villages which are off grid to electric power supply This is particularly more true for Bihar and some parts of tribal regions
- In many parts, power for irrigation is either absent or unreliable
- In recent times solar energy costs have come down, hence making it a viable alternative to other power options
- It can be done in decentralised manner, hence needing minimum external support
- Solar is a clean energy source which is important for climate change solutions
Our Progress In Renewable Energy
- Over 80000 rural households benefitted through solar lights for domestic use
- Over 2500 farmers have benefitted through solar based irrigation schemes in turn increasing agriculture production