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With No Electricity For 30 Years, This Village in Bihar Now Runs Solely on Solar Power [Sun Is Cool]

And while we are talking about how Snapchat is changing the way we consume content, a small village in Bihar, Dharnai which has not seen electricity for last 30 years has now gone solar-only.

Sun is Cool!
Sun is Cool!

The central grid-based system has failed to provide electricity to over 19,000 such villages in Bihar.However, people have been using solar systems on a small scale to charge mobiles and lights. But the technology available to them was unreliable, providing no warranty or guarantee, and most of the sets have poor batteries that don’t work efficiently.

India's First Solar Village
India’s First Solar Village

With the help of Greenpeace, Dharnai has become the first village in India where all aspects of life are powered by solar.  The 100 kilowatt (kW) system powers the 450 homes of the 2,400 residents, 50 commercial operations, two schools, a training centre and a health care facility. A battery backup ensures power around the clock. [source]

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