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Dharnai – The first fully solar powered village in India

Dharnai – The first fully solar powered village in India

Dharnai was once struggling to get electricity like most villages in India. However, in one of the most dramatic turns, it became the first village that is completely solar powered in India. The entire village runs on solar power. Greenpeace’s project has helped the entire village to get solar power. Not only residential homes, but also street lights, hospitals, schools, and commercial buildings are powered by solar energy.
Dharnai has been suffering in darkness since 30 years. Even though the cities in India get access to 3G and 4G, the villages struggle to get basic facilities. For decades, Dharnai people have been using dangerous fuels like cow dung to meet energy requirements. Greenpeace India, a non-profit organization has installed a solar powered 100 kilowatt micro-grid to provide regular and quality electricity to its 2000+ residents.
In 3 months the micro grid successfully managed to meet the requirements of the entire village. There are 450 houses, 50 commercial buildings, 2 schools, 60 street lights, 1 health centre, and 1 Kisan training centre in the village.
This village is the first of its kind in what is hopefully a greener India with better resources for everyone.

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