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Affordable Pay-As-You-Go Solar Power for India's Energy-Poor Homes

dc.contributor.authorAniruddha Patil
dc.contributor.authorJiwan Acharya
dc.contributor.authorAmit Jain
dc.description.abstractIndia lacks access to energy more than any other country in the world. Energy-poor households, mostly located in rural areas, are forced to use hazardous and expensive sources of energy that pollute the environment. A new technology delivers off-grid and decentralized solar power to homes where people can pay for electricity in small increments using the mobile phone’s short messaging service. The Asian Development Bank’s $2 million equity investment into Simpa Networks is expected to provide over 63,000 rural households with access to electricity by 2015 while lessening carbon dioxide emission, health issues, expenses, and risks from using hazardous energy sources.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleAffordable Pay-As-You-Go Solar Power for India's Energy-Poor Homes
dc.subject.expertAlternative energy
dc.subject.expertAlternative energy development
dc.subject.expertPhotovoltaic Energy
dc.subject.expertGeothermal Energy
dc.subject.adbAlternative energy program
dc.subject.adbAlternative energy technology
dc.subject.adbEnergy Demand
dc.subject.adbEnergy planning
dc.subject.adbEnergy Resources
dc.subject.adbEnergy Resources Development
dc.subject.adbPrimary Energy Production
dc.subject.adbPrimary Energy Supply
dc.subject.naturalGreen technology
dc.subject.naturalEnergy conversion
dc.subject.naturalElectric power consumption
dc.subject.naturalCost effectiveness
dc.subject.naturalSolar heating
dc.subject.naturalSolar energy
dc.subject.naturalRenewable energy source
dc.subject.naturalPower resource
dc.subject.naturalNatural resource
dc.subject.naturalEnergy harvesting
dc.subject.naturalEnergy development
dc.subject.naturalEnergy facility
dc.subject.naturalPower supply
dc.subject.naturalSolar activity
dc.subject.naturalSolar constant
dc.subject.naturalRenewable energy resource
dc.subject.naturalEnergy security
dc.subject.naturalEnergy tax credit
dc.subject.naturalEnergy assistance
dc.subject.naturalSolar energy policy
dc.subject.naturalConservation of natural resources
dc.title.seriesKnowledge Showcases
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorPatil, Aniruddha
oar.authorAcharya, Jiwan
oar.authorJain, Amit

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    The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Knowledge Showcases series highlights innovative ideas, creative solutions, or good practices resulting from the projects, technical assistance, and other initiatives of ADB. It aims to draw readers to delve deeper into the back story of the project, promote further discussion and research, and ultimately encourage replication and expansion where applicable.

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