- Decentralised renewable energy setups are small scale clean energy production facilities located at or close to the site of energy consumption.
- Mongabay-India’s ninth Clean Energy Talks webinar explored the role of decentralised energy in India’s energy transition journey and how it is shaping India’s rural economy.
- The panellists, which featured researchers, farmers, village heads and more, shared their individual and on-ground experiences with decentralised energy solutions in India.
Decentralised renewable energy solutions – mainly led by solar power – are silently emerging as a game-changer in the rural energy setup in India.
In India’s hinterlands and small and growing cities, companies and institutions are developing and customising decentralised renewable energy solutions to tackle everyday problems.
Mongabay-India’s ninth Clean Energy Talks webinar explored the role of decentralised energy in India’s energy transition journey and how it is shaping India’s rural economy.
The panellists included Sharanabasappa Patil, Farmer and Innovator, Karnataka; Harsha Meenawat, Senior Program Manager, Energy Program, WRI India; Ravindra Anandrao Mane, Sarpanch, Manyachiwadi-Solar village, Maharashtra and Janak Palta McGilligan, Director, Jimmy McGilligan Centre For Sustainable Development. The webinar was moderated by Manish Mishra, Content Co-ordinator, Mongabay-Hindi and Manish Kumar, Staff Writer, Mongabay-India.
The panellists shared their individual and on-ground experiences with decentralised energy solutions in India.
In India, public sector units, private firms and non-profit organisations are also relying on renewable energy to increase power penetration, improve local livelihood opportunities, and facilitate women-led projects in states such as Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Mongabay-India’s series of talks on clean energy will continue every month and will feature industry specialists, researchers and senior environment journalists. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media @mongabayindia for updates on the next and future webinars.
Banner Image: Residents opening a foldable solar unit in Barapitha village of Odisha. Photo by Manish Kumar/Mongabay.