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This Bike is Powered by the Sun

The Sierra Club and Center for American Progress have produced a documentary series about OMC Power and the growing Indian microgrid market.

Here’s an example of one of OMC’s electric bikes in action – filmed with Google Glass.

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A silent revolution on two wheels

Meet the OMC electric bike. It means solar powered transportation for rural India.

We charge it at the Micropower Plant and our customers rent it for 50 Indian Rupees – about one US dollar – per day.

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Poverty is a system design failure

Modern, developed societies are built on a few basic presumptions – access to power, information, and resources.

The development of the industrial age saw an unprecedented growth and development for billions of people, in what is today the developed world.

But there are still billions living in poverty and darkness.

Kerosene Lantern

The poor light source: kerosene lanterns. Features: expensive and lethal.

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Interview with Justin Guay, Sierra Club

Justin Guay from Sierra Club – the largest environmental organization in the United States – just visited some of OMC’s Micropower Plants in Uttar Pradesh, India.

This was his experience;

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Full transcript:

“My name is Justin Guay. I work with the Sierra Club based in Washington DC.

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