{Electrifying India, with sun and small loans}

Title{Electrifying India, with sun and small loans}
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBearak M
KeywordsIndia, Solar
AbstractAnd yet, despite what seemed on its face an impossibly high cost, SELCO agents succeeded in persuading Kalayya and 10 other village households to make the switch. Now, Kalayya's wife can better see how much spice she is putting in as she cooks, and Pratima, their 18-year-old daughter, can study long after dark. The idea behind SELCO, and other companies like it, is to create a business model that will help some of the 1.2 billion people in the world who don't have electricity to leapfrog the coal-dependent grid straight to renewable energy sources.