Decentralized renewable energy solution for rural electrification
This traditional model connects rural, un-electrified and remote households to the appropriate solar technology and the financing mechanism. By doing so, the user not only avails of an asset in the form of the solar home lighting system, but also becomes part of the financial system and is able to build a credit history. The home lighting system allows for customization based on the needs of rural users. Some of the significant benefits of the model is that end users have reliable clean source of lighting that often has positive impact on education and livelihoods. Additionally, end-users report significant health benefits by eliminating use of kerosene and reduced risk of fires caused by kerosene.