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Energy poverty, no more.

Very far away from the land of dish washers, stadium floodlights and blinking neon signs, it becomes pitch black after the sun sets.

To hundreds of millions in rural India, night literally means darkness. As in impossible to read, have your shop open, or even be able to see what you are eating.

Until now.

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The Indian power industry crisis

India suffers from a major shortage of electricity generation capacity, even though it is the world’s fourth largest energy consumer.

This recent video from the BBC outlines the problems facing India’s struggling power industry:

Electricity distribution network in India is inefficient – losses exceeded 32% in 2010, compared to world average of less than 15%.

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