International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064


Downloads: 2

Research Paper | Economics | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021


Impact and Pathways of Transitioning to Solar Energy in Rural India

Rohan Ray


Abstract: Although India has almost reached the historic goal of universal electrification, the challenge of supplying 24x7 power for all remains. Due to the low and distributed electricity demand in rural areas and the prevailing poverty, delivering uninterrupted power to every household is a drawn-out process. Despite its growing economy, India has low conventional energy resources compared to its required energy, and can harness the huge potential of solar energy as it lies in the tropical belt. This paper analyses the impact and pathways of the transition towards solar energy in rural India. By analysing data from a successful project-named Solar Mamas-of Barefoot College International, it highlights the benefits in climate change mitigation, rural employment creation and income generation for women, and democratisation of access to energy for hundreds of communities, all while helping India meets its 2030 SDG targets.


Keywords: Rural India, Solar Energy, Barefoot College International, Solar Mama


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,


Pages: 1236 - 1241


How to Cite this Article?

Rohan Ray, "Impact and Pathways of Transitioning to Solar Energy in Rural India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR21924134637, Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021, 1236 - 1241

How to Share this Article?

Enter Your Email Address


Similar Articles with Keyword 'Rural'

Downloads: 252

Research Paper, Economics, India, Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020

Pages: 393 - 395

Self Help Groups: A Mechanism for Social Entrepreneurship

Dr. Gaonkar Gopalakrishna M, Manjunatha M

Share this Article

Downloads: 1

Research Paper, Economics, South Africa, Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021

Pages: 1136 - 1143

Towards Incorporating Rural Sanitation Issues into the Rural Development Agenda

Lindile L. Ndabeni

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'India'

Downloads: 232 | Monthly Hits: ⮙3

Research Paper, Economics, India, Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020

Pages: 1262 - 1264

Relief to the Indian Economy Struggling with the Corona Pandemic

Dr. Gayatri Tanwar

Share this Article

Downloads: 252

Research Paper, Economics, India, Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020

Pages: 393 - 395

Self Help Groups: A Mechanism for Social Entrepreneurship

Dr. Gaonkar Gopalakrishna M, Manjunatha M

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Energy'

Downloads: 41

Research Paper, Economics, China, Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021

Pages: 1128 - 1131

Research on the Effect of Green Finance on the Upgrading of Chinas Industrial Structure

Huilin Lu

Share this Article

Downloads: 115

Research Paper, Economics, India, Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015

Pages: 2665 - 2668

Non-Conventional Energy Sources in Agriculture in Haryana (India)

Roop Raj, Dr. Surendar Kumar Gupta

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'College'

Downloads: 114

Research Paper, Economics, China, Volume 3 Issue 2, February 2014

Pages: 125 - 131

The Development of Talents Cultivation and Discipline Construction in Public Universities in Tanzania

Moshi Goodluck Jacob, Zhang Xinping, Ghati Chacha

Share this Article

Downloads: 124

Research Paper, Economics, India, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

Pages: 1644 - 1646

A Study on Job Satisfaction among College Teachers

Dr. K. Parimalakanthi, V. Abirami

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'International'

Downloads: 44

Research Paper, Economics, Singapore, Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021

Pages: 1205 - 1208

Application of Richardsons Arms Race Model in Oligopolistic Competition

Kevin Zhang, Zi Qian Chan

Share this Article

Downloads: 52

Research Paper, Economics, China, Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017

Pages: 14 - 19

The Effect of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect on Information Quality of Listed Company

Yan'e Kou

Share this Article
Top