In rural Rajasthan, Gram Power's solar-powered microgrid kept the lights working and the buttermilk churning

September 10, 2012
Children in Khareda Laksh
Children in Khareda Laksh

Indian blackout held no fear for small hamlet where the power stayed on.

At the end of July, India experienced the worst blackout in modern history. At least 20 states lost power in three huge grid failures covering an area home to more than 700 million people. In one tiny village in very rural Rajasthan, the lights stayed on. Buttermilk machines churned, televisions blared and fans whirred, providing respite from the drenching humidity of the post-monsoon heat.

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