For the first time ever, all villages in India have electricity

April 30, 2018 by  
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India has just reached a major energy milestone: for the first time ever, every single one of its inhabited villages has electricity. There are nearly 600,000 villages in the country, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that they would all be connected to power within 1,000 days of August 2015. Last Saturday, Leisang village was connected to India’s power grid, completing that promise. I salute the efforts of all those who worked tirelessly on the ground, including the team of officials, the technical staff and all others, to make this dream of a #PowerfulIndia a reality. Their efforts today will help generations of Indians in the coming years. pic.twitter.com/t8WjZgpNuT — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2018 While Leisang was connected to the main power grid, some villages have relied on off-grid supply networks, usually powered by solar . Pakol, a village in the same same state, was the last village to be powered by an off-grid system. The power initiative, which Modi tags as #PowerfulIndia, also seeks to strengthen metering and power distribution within the country. Leisang village in Manipur, like the thousands of other villages across India has been powered and empowered! This news will make every Indian proud and delighted. https://t.co/UCPEEITbIM #PowerfulIndia — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2018 Related: The Indian city of Diu is 100% powered by the sun A village is considered to have power if 10 percent of its buildings have access to electricity . That means India has a long way to go before everyone has working power, but the successful initiative is a milestone nonetheless.” Village electrification means that the infrastructure to supply power has now reached certain parts of the village. The next step should be to focus on providing connection to all households and ensuring adequate power supply to these homes,” former power secretary P Uma Shankar said. It is up to individual homes to seek electrification if they choose. Via Times of India Image via Deposit Photos

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The BioLite KettleCharge Gives You Clean Water and Off-Grid Power in One Device

November 26, 2014 by  
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There’s pretty much nothing more basic than boiling water, but do you ever think about how much untapped power all that boiling creates? The people at BioLite – makers of the BaseCamp Stove – decided to harness that energy by creating a clever little device that can power your electronics anytime you boil water. Whether you are making tea at home, making dinner in a power outage or making  clean water while in the great outdoors, the KettleCharge keeps you connected with off-grid power on-the-go in no time flat. It can even handle tablets and, unlike solar power, can be ready day or night. + BioLite KettleCharge The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to  see  your  story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our  instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BioLite , boiling water energy , camping electricity , camping power , charging devices , charging phone , charging tablets , emergency supplies , KettleCharge , KettleCharge BioLite , off-grid power , off-grid power generation

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“Green Heart” Outdoor Gyms Turn Burned Calories into Clean Energy

November 26, 2014 by  
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The choice of low environmental impact sources of energy is one of the founding principles of sustainability, but many people often forget that we have the potential to create energy via our own physical activities: walking, running, and cardio exercise . The British Great Outdoor Gym Company has created “Green Heart”; the first network of eco-friendly  outdoor gyms capable of turning burned calories into clean energy. The Kilowatts produced by the users while they’re exercising enter a local energy network, so citizens can save on their utility bills. Additionally, all the electronic devices and equipment inside the gym get to recharge overnight, thanks to all the people working out during the day. + Great Outdoor Gym Company + Great Outdoor Gym Company on YouTube Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardio , cardio energy , cardio workout , exercise , exercise electricity , exercise energy , exercises , Great Outdoor Gym Company , green gym , green heart , gym , healthy neighbourhood , human energy , kinetic energy , local electricity , neighbourhood energy , Outdoor gym , public gym , renewable energy , work out , workout , workouts

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Solar innovation gives Nicaraguan community a brighter future

March 13, 2014 by  
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In a region where most households lack electricity,  the Solar Women is spreading clean, off-grid power.

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More firms use off-grid power: Repercussions for utilities?

October 7, 2013 by  
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As onsite power generations becomes more common among companies, utilities face “a monumental challenge.”

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