CASE STUDY

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Association for Promoting Social Action

Built Environment

  Project documentation & report of a H.UM project executed by SELCO Foundation in collaboration with Association For Promoting Social Action (APSA)

Community Profiling

Built Environment

  Community Profiling Study of Sagar Nagar Slum in Kanbargi village, Belagavi, Karnataka

Slum Housing design

Built Environment

  The architectural specs of slum housing design for Kanbargi community

Concept Note “Health Energy Nexus”

Health

  Concept Note highlighting nexus of energy and health care services in the context of reliable energy availability

LFE-Impact Assessment

Education

  Impact Assessment Report of the LFE program: 2015

Inventor’s workbook

Education

  The Inventor’s workbook for encouraging children to innovate and invent practical and sustainable solutions

Invention Fair 2017

Education

  A report of the Invention Fair held in Feb 2017 at SDM D.Ed College, Ujire, karnataka  

Invention Fair 2016

Education

  A Report of the Invention Fair held in Feb 2016 at SDM D.Ed College, Ujire, karnataka

Invention Education

Education

  The Innovation Book designed as part of the Invention and Sustainability program in a comic book format.

Annual Report 2015-16 SELCO-Foundation

Financial Inclusion

  Annual Report 2015-16

LFE DEP Brochure

Education

  Brochure of the Light for Education and Digital Education Program

Impact Assessment (Digital Education)

Education

  Interim Report on e-Shala Digital Education Program, assessing engagement and early indications on programme outcomes: 2016

Case study Digital Education Programme

Education

  Project Scope and Features of SELCO’s Digital Education Program

Roti Rolling Case Study

Livelihood

  Solar powered Roti making intervention for home based entrepreneurs

Energy Efficient Loom

Livelihood

  Report describing the efficiency improvement works of NRG solutions, an enterprise based in Delhi working towards improving efficiency of machineries used in garment industries

Green Looms

Livelihood

  The pilot program details of the efficient green loom for Indian weaver community

Blacksmith Documentation

Livelihood

  Project document of improving income levels of rural blacksmiths by replacing the hand cranked blower/traditional bellows with a Solar powered DC blower

Blacksmith Blower

Livelihood

  Re design of DC blowers for Blacksmiths

Product Document – (Blacksmith Blower)

Livelihood

  Techno-commercial information of the solar-powered Blacksmith-Blower designed by SELCO

Concept Note Blacksmithy

Livelihood

  Introductory note about the current situation of blacksmithy occupation in rural regions.

IEC for Printing

Financial Inclusion

  An Entrepreneur run integrated energy centre in Kalahandi (Odisha)powered by solar energy, provides access to services like print, xerox, scan, music download, stationary, CD & DVD on rent and passport and regular photographs.

IEC Tribal Lab

Energy Access Models

  The Mantriguda tribal Integrated Energy Centre (IEC) case study illustrates the challenges but potential of an IEC replication in a highly remote region, with lack of any eco-system and lower end-user ability to pay.

IEC Belagavi

Energy Access Models

  Slum dwellers are considered as high-risk or non-bankable in formal banking sector. They have always remained outside of banking activities. The joint awareness program conducted for the IEC beneficiaries included account opening drive, employment sensitization program, and potential employment training opportunities at the local RUDSETI centre.

IEC Case Studies 2015

Energy Access Models

  A compilation of the Integrated Energy Case Studies

Minigrid Landowner Rental Model

Energy Access Models

  A Minigrid installation implemented with landowner rental model

Gaps and Barriers for Microgrids

Energy Access Models

  A summary of technical, financial, social, operational and political factors preventing effective implementation of micro-grids in India and the possible solutions.

Minigrids India Report

Energy Access Models

  A comprehensive report of Minigrids in India

Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya

Energy Access Models

    The design and installation of a solar mini-grid system that covers the energy needs of a music school in Dharward, Karnataka to enable decentralized energy self-reliance

SELCO Microgrid Site Summaries

Energy Access Models

  A Site summary report of SELCO’s Microgrid projects  

Business Associate Model

Other Programs

  Business Associates (BAs) are commission based employment opportunities provided to an individual or partner organization to increase outreach and efficiency of an enterprise particularly in rural areas

Complaint Management System

Other Programs

  The complaint handling system of SELCO designed to resolve issues raised by customers timely and cost effective manner in rural areas

Group Lending Model to Avail Solar Home Lights

Financial Inclusion

  Kaveri Grameena Bank financed about 100 homes on the outskirts of Bangalore with the Group Lending Model. Here, instead of individual loans, 5-7 members form a group and there is collective loan disbursement and repayment mechanism.    

Revolving Fund in The Absence of a Local Financial Institution

Financial Inclusion

  Revolving fund mechanism in the absence of a local financial institution can be successfully implemented to create credit flow to remote communities.

100% Solar Village

Energy Access Models

  SELCO has successfully implemented the 100% solar village concept. Partnership with banks, MFI’s and community-based organizations has been instrumental for its success

Differential Rate of Interest (DRI)

Financial Inclusion

Utilizing the Government of India scheme called Differential Rate of Interest (DRI) loan scheme for low-income households for energy access solutions.

Financial Scheme for Energy Access

Financial Inclusion

Concept and usage of a multipurpose loan scheme initiated by a regional rural bank for various socio-economic needs of the community

Mechanisms to Mobilize Existing Financial Inclusion Systems

Financial Inclusion

End-user financing models to enable households in a rural community to afford solar home lighting systems

After Sales Service Costing

Other Programs

After Sales Service Costing analysis by SELCO’s After-Sales Service team to verify how accurately previous internal cost estimates captured the full cost of service.

Service Camp

Other Programs

Service Camps (Karnataka to Manipur): An alternative, replicable, and cost-effective method of providing after sales service for solar systems, creating community awareness, and also bring in new customers.

Risk-Guarantee and Collection Agent Kateel

Financial Inclusion

An innovative model of financing renewable energy assets for remotely placed, unelectrified rural population with two interspersed mechanisms, the partial risk guarantee and secondly, the collection agent model

Risk Guarantees to Unlock End User Financing

Financial Inclusion

Use of risk guarantee mechanism to de-risk lending by financial institutions to unbankable or “high risk” beneficiaries through deployment of solar home lighting systems in 100 households in collaboration with Syndicate Bank, Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank, and Pragathi Grameen Bank

Financing Un-bankable Customers

Financial Inclusion

To demonstrate that banking services can include, rather than exclude & high-risk & (economically poor, vulnerable population) communities, SELCO Foundation worked with Mangammahatti community in Sindhanur, Karnataka for solar lighting systems.

Energy Companies: Tie Ups with Financial Partners

Energy Access Models

  For micro finance activities for renewable energy solutions across rural Karnataka, SELCO has partnered with Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP)

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