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The not-so-desirable hockey stick

Growth – it’s favoured by most people. And exponential growth even more so. An entrepreneur’s, and investor’s, dream is the hockey stick – when growth and revenue suddenly takes off in an unprecedented manner.

This is all fine and dandy when we’re talking in financial terms. But when we switch to climate change – specifically global warming and the earth’s temperature – hockey stick growth is very, very undesirable.

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The Impact of Micropower

What happens when a rural Indian community gets reliable and affordable electricity for the first time ever? Watch and find out.

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Full transcript:

Rohit Chandra (Chief Operating Officer, OMC): “We are on top of our Micropower Plant and we are sitting in a village called Jangaon, which is in Hardoi district and Hardoi is in Uttar Pradesh. We are about two hours away from Lucknow in rural India.

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OMC: Power, everywhere.

There is a time and a place for everything. Now is the time for Micropower — small-scale energy with local generation and distribution

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OMC’s Youtube Channel >>

Full transcript:

“There is a time and a place for everything.

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OMC in Economic Times

“Bijli Box lights homes in rural UP with solar power; OMC Power is supplying power to 3K homes in Hardoi”

A renewal energy company, OMC Power, is lighting up rural parts of Uttar Pradesh, delivering solar-charged batteries to homes in an out-of-the-box move that promises cheap and uninterrupted power supply.

A startup company floated a year ago by three former employees of Ericsson, is supplying electricity to about 3,000 households in remote areas of Hardoi district where conventional power lines are yet to reach. The company’s promoters hope to energise another 24,000 homes by the end of the year.

The power distribution model involves generation of electricity at an 18-kw solar plant at Jangaon, in Hardoi, from where it reaches villagers’ homes in rechargeable batteries contained in boxes, popular called ‘Bijli Box’ (power in a box).

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