Farmers in western India are able to store produce at the point of harvest giving them greater control over distribution thanks to solar-powered cold rooms from Ecozen. This is helping to increase profits and reducing the amount of fresh produce wasted due to a lack of sustainable power for refrigeration.
Each year 1.6 million women and children die as a result of indoor air pollution, much of it from kerosene lamps. But for the 1.6 billion people across the world without electricity there has been little alternative. D.Light has provided that alternative thanks to a cheap, reliable solar lamp. Over 220,000 units have already been sold in over thirty countries via a network of rural entrepreneurs.
The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) and the State Health Department have collaborated to install, operate and maintain solar PV systems in 900 health centres across the State, improving health outcomes.