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A farmer in a mud hut,
a fruit seller on the pavement,
a music school in the forest –
how can the diverse energy needs
of such deprived communities be met?
To find out,
journey across South India with SELCO.
This sustainable energy enterprise has ingeniously covered
‘The Last Mile’
to reach a million people who had little or no access to electricity.
It’s an illuminating tale of
rural and urban poor’s ambitions being powered up.
Puns intended.

Re-Think Workshop Wrap-up
Participant feedback on challenges discussed
Prof Sourav Summarises
Mangaal Presentation
Swach Presentation
Best Practices Foundation presentation
13 TFI Presentation
SPARC Presentation
Shelter Associates presentation
Pratham Books presentation
Exploring values with Dr Veena Joshi
Expert talk Mr Biswanath Sinha
Initial comments at the beginning of day 2
Breakout session 1 intro
5 QnA with panelists
Panel discussion
Keynote address Mr Mark Newton
Need for replication
Selco Foundation RE - THINK inaugural session
Mangamanahatti Richur, Karnataka
A Energy efficiency in small livelihoods sewing machines
Integrated Energy Centre, Belagavi
A Energy For Change
we harness the sun to power solar projectors and couple that with quality content to make class room experiences more engaging.
A Solar Village
ಧಾರವಾಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಬೈಲಹೊಂಗಲ ತಾಲೂಕಿನ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಎಂಬ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಸಣ್ಣ ಉದ್ಯಮಿ ಸುಮಂಗಲ ಪಾಟೀಲ್. ಸೆಲ್ಕೋ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ತಯಾರಿಸಿದ ಸೌರ ಚಾಲಿತ ರೊಟ್ಟಿ ತಯಾರಿಸುವ ಯಂತ್ರ
Redefining scale through replication by contextualizing innovative, sustainable – social, technical and financial models that address climate change.
An integrated approach to redesigning forms and functions
The Portable Solar Pump was designed as per the site context prevalent amongst the marginalized farmers with small land holdings
Access to credit is very often an important pre-requisite for facilitating energy access in last mile communities.
Looking at technology interventions for tailors was first taken up by Foundation in the rural areas of Karnataka.
In the tribal areas of Kalahandi in Odisha, basic services like photocopying, or having places to take and print passport size pictures are difficult and expensive.
SELCO’s Solar Powered Roti making machine is an integration of simple and efficient technologies to increase your roti making capacity.
SELCO Foundation with Thin Labs is piloting an all-in-one efficient solar computer which consumes a mere 20W of power.
Sittilingi in Dharmapuri district is inhabited by the Malai alu tribe which is the largest tribe in Tamil nadu.
Blacksmithy is one of the last remaining vestiges of generational artisanal occupations in the country.
SELCO Foundation worked with Karuna Trust to design an optimised 3.2 kW solar system for the Health Centre.