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Solar-Powered Micro Grids Change Lives of Indian Villagers

 
Ninja G
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03/04/2012 07:09 PM
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Solar-Powered Micro Grids Change Lives of Indian Villagers
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"Mera Gao Power's low energy design calls for just four solar panels for each system, which are sufficient to supply a village of 100 households with both light and mobile charging. And because most light is used at night, but generated during the day, banks of four batteries are used to store up to two days of power are also installed near the panels. Power is then distributed from the batteries to the other households in the village.

The company has received enough investment funding from USAid to set up 50 villages this year, but according to the Guardian, their aim is to power 100,000 households with their solar micro grids by 2016. In order to scale up to that level, Mera Gao Power will need to go through more investment rounds in the near future."



this is very cool, bringing light and power to the poorest people is a very noble cause.
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03/04/2012 07:19 PM
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Re: Solar-Powered Micro Grids Change Lives of Indian Villagers
That is kind of cool. Sad thing is, that power is not enough to power one US household. Also, I wonder if someone will do the same for us when this country shits the bed in the near future.
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03/04/2012 08:00 PM
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Re: Solar-Powered Micro Grids Change Lives of Indian Villagers
You haven't started buying solar panels for yourself yet? I have 520 watts installed and hop to bump that to 1,000+ by fall. Enough for half my electric use.
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03/04/2012 08:11 PM
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Re: Solar-Powered Micro Grids Change Lives of Indian Villagers
You haven't started buying solar panels for yourself yet? I have 520 watts installed and hop to bump that to 1,000+ by fall. Enough for half my electric use.
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So have I, the problem is the cost of set up,the small amount AC power produced, replacement cost of batteries =could have paid for the power from electric company, an lived a normal life style.
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03/04/2012 09:13 PM
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Re: Solar-Powered Micro Grids Change Lives of Indian Villagers
bump
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03/04/2012 09:16 PM
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Re: Solar-Powered Micro Grids Change Lives of Indian Villagers
That is kind of cool. Sad thing is, that power is not enough to power one US household. Also, I wonder if someone will do the same for us when this country shits the bed in the near future.
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Who will remember your fascist war monger country?

with the stick that you measure, so shall you be measured
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03/04/2012 10:39 PM
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Re: Solar-Powered Micro Grids Change Lives of Indian Villagers
That is kind of cool. Sad thing is, that power is not enough to power one US household. Also, I wonder if someone will do the same for us when this country shits the bed in the near future.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10474623


Who will remember your fascist war monger country?

with the stick that you measure, so shall you be measured
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Oh it will be remembered, but the way it is going, it won't be fond memories. And be careful what you wish for Mexico, when we collapse, our suffering will be yours. (Same goes for Canada too)





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