India is looking for energy solutions after a massive blackout left more than 700 million people without power this summer.
That search has led the country to a U.S. company called SunEdison, which has launched a pilot project that’s brought solar power to small villages. The impact has been huge, allowing citizens far removed from the country’s power centers to perform simple household chores at night for the very first time.
Indeed, some 40% of India’s population lacks access to energy. That makes this program a game changer – one that could soon be expanded to other parts of the country.
SunEdison has developed more than 836 MW of solar energy capacity around the globe, delivering more than 794,430 MW hours of clean electricity.