Harnessing renewable technologies bolstered productive enterprises and clean energy access

Over the past year, we focused on promoting renewable and appropriate energy technologies in collaboration with partner communities. Notable projects include the rehabilitation and augmentation of a micro-hydro system integrated with a solar photovoltaic unit in Karnibel village. This involved significant land treatment and plantation work in the micro-hydro unit’s catchment area. In Maligaon village, the successful upgradation to new 10 kWp Photovoltaic panels for the solar mini-grid increased both reliability and capacity. Additionally, we have been actively forming farmer producer groups, focusing on utilising renewable energy for farming activities, and building the capacity of local youth and women’s SHGs for the effective operation and maintenance of these renewable energy systems.