Solar-Based Decentralized Energy Solution—A Case of Entrepreneur Based Model from Rural India
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Grid-connected (and even unconnected) rural communities without assured lighting offer a latent market for decentralized alternatives.
Access to finance networks at the local level facilitates private investments in off-grid solutions.
Technology innovation and customization is necessary for customer satisfaction and management efficiency.
Affordable off-grid solutions based on solar energy can be an economically viable and socially acceptable alternative to fossil fuel systems.
KeywordsInstallation Cost International Energy Agency Diesel Generator Energy Provider Rural Electrification
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