DuPont brings solar power to almost 300,000 homes in rural parts of Rajasthan in India

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Solar energy holds great promise to help India meet its energy challenge. One out of every four people in India does not have access to electricity.

In rural villages that are inaccessible to India’s power grid, such as in Rajasthan, villagers depend on kerosene lamps for light. In the process, they expose themselves to health and safety hazards such as toxic fumes and risks of fire.

Because India receives more than 300 days of full sun each year, solar is an ideal source of energy. If just 5 percent of the Thar desert was covered with solar panels, the energy generated would meet the country’s entire energy demand.

Challenge:

The challenge was to provide an optimal solution that would efficiently harness the abundant sunlight and transform it into clean solar energy. The selection of materials with proven performance and long term durability was critical to provide a truly sustainable source of energy.

To find out how DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions met this challenge, download case study for full story.