Advanced Photovoltaic Materials to Enable Electrification of Remote Corners of Ladakh, India
Ladakh is one of the most isolated areas in India. It is at a high altitude and has an extremely cold climate. Many villages in Ladakh do not have access to grid electricity due to their remoteness, and it is very costly to take grid lines to these areas. Decentralized power is the solution for these areas, but it is difficult and costly to transport diesel because it can be ecologically harmful, while other clean energy sources are either not available or difficult to harness.
To establish a sustainable energy source in the remote and highly adverse terrain of Ladakh. This power source was required to not only perform in the harsh climate, but also to reliably last for many years and work at a high efficiency to supply maximum power at a competitive price.
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