Each of the solar electrification solutions pioneered in rural, remote, non-electrified villages by TVM Solar has proved that both illiterate and semi-literate men and women can fabricate, install, use, repair and maintain sophisticated solar units through basic knowledge share and intense hands-on practical training. TVM has harnessed solar energy not only to provide light but also to create employment for the unemployable, to boost income for the poor, to save the environment by reducing carbon emission and not cutting trees, and most importantly, to provide self-reliant solutions within village life.
Micro/Mini Grid for Village electrification
Microgrids are modern, small-scale versions of the centralized electricity system. They are very effective for achievement of community-level electrification in remote areas, using renewable energy sources and have a low carbon footprint. Microgrids generate, distribute, and regulate the flow of electricity to consumers locally.
Micro grids are an ideal way to integrate various renewable resources and allow for community participation in the electricity enterprise. SECI is implementing mini/micro grid projects (consisting of 5 kW to 25 kW capacity) through Solar PV, covering areas which are not connected to the grid through CSR support from PSUs. Tenders have been called for capacity of 101 kWp for 3 villages in Haryana. These projects are proposed to be developed through appropriate business models that would encourage public-private participation.