Legend:
Solar PV Based Minigrid System
Solar PV system
Solar Pumping System
Biogas Based Cooking System

Microgrid

For communities for ever without power, this is a game changer. Energy on tap is hugely empowering. In communities where Gram Oorja has installed mini-grids, many changes have happened. A window to the rest of the world in the form of TV fed by satellite dishes has connected them to the world. From the mundane - like charging a mobile, to the existential - drawing water, grinding grains, lights at home and in the hamlets, to the empowering - a second crop, moving up the produce value chain - all these have become possible. Grids go way beyond the more common home lighting systems, require a higher initial outlay and commitment and require deep community involvement to make it work.

Sr No. Name of village Location Houses Served Plant Size Installation Date kWh generated
1 Darewadi Junnar,Pune 39 9.36 kWp 4 July,2012 14310
(Till 21 July,2015)
2 Viral Uttarkannada,Karnataka 22 5.04 kWp 13 March,2014 -

3 Bhatipada Jawhar,Palghar 27 6 kWp 3 April,2015 306
(Till 17 June,2015)
4 Wadpada Jawhar,Palghar 9 1.5 kWp 5 April,2015 52
(Till 17 June,2015)
5 Manmohadi Jawhar,Palghar 65 10.5 kWp 8 April,2015 643
(Till 17 June,2015)
6 Umbarpada Jawhar,Palghar 14 2 kWp 11 April,2015 231
(Till 17 June,2015)
7 Dakhanepada Jawhar,Palghar 28 6 kWp 12 April,2015 247
(Till 17 June,2015)
8 Hedolipada Jawhar,Palghar 26 6 kWp 13 April,2015 -

9 Navapada Jawhar,Palghar 32 6 kWp 12 June,2015 -

10 Bhamane Joida,Uttarkannada 32 3 kWp 21 Mar,2016 -

11 Vazarepada Jawhar,Palghar 14 3 kWp 16 Apr,2016 -

12 Songiripada Jawhar,Palghar 24 3 kWp 30 Apr,2016 -

Solar Pumping System

In all cases listed below, the installation of solar pumps reduced the daily drudgery that primarily women and children were subjected to, in fetching water from distant locations. This freed up time for other activities. Additionally solar pumps did the pumping during daylight hours when farmers needed the water the most for their crops.

Sr No. Name of village Location Purpose Houses Served/No. of Farmers Served Installation date
1 Pardhipada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 30 20 Jan,2012
2 Alemet Jawhar, Palghar Irrigation 5 20 Jan,2013
3 Khidsa Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 65 19 Aug,2013
4 Borichaghoda Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 45 21 Aug,2013
5 Uttan Krushi Bhayandar,Mumbai Irrigation - 4 Jan,2014
6 Bhawardyachapada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 35 4 Apr,2014
7 Akare Jawhar,Thane Drinking 66 6 Apr,2014
8 Meghwalpada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 25 6 Apr,2014
9 Wakichapada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 20 7 Apr,2014
10 Dongaripada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 40 9 Apr,2014
11 Kahandolpada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 76 24 May,2014
12 Behedpada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 50 25 May,2014
13 Dhangadpada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 35 26 May,2014
14 Alivpada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 35 27 May,2014
15 Adoshi Junnar, Palghar Drinking 12 30 May,2014
16 Sadakwadi Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 120 1 Oct,2014
17 Kalamwadi Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 21 7 Jan,2015
18 Dongaripada Jawhar, Palghar Irrigation 40 15 Feb,2015
19 Jalichapada Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 47 11 Mar,2015
20 Dandval Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 100 11 Mar,2015
21 Pasodipada Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 46 12 Mar,2015
22 Karoli Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 65 12 Mar,2015
23 Kalampada Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 80 13 Mar,2015
24 Asaranagar Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 27 13 Mar,2015
25 Zappada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 125 14 Mar,2015
26 Gabhalepada Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 65 14 Mar,2015
27 Kanhatpada Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 15 16 Mar,2015
28 Khalichamal Jawhar, Palghar Drinking 70 16 Mar,2015
29 Osarvihira Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 25 17 Mar,2015
30 Kudawa Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 57 18 Mar,2015
31 Sutarpada Jawhar,Palghar Drinking 57 16 Apr,2015
32 Charanwadi Mokhada,Palghar Drinking 60 17 Apr,2015
33 Ghodichapada Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 99 17 Apr,2015
34 Umbarpada Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 60 11 Dec,2015
35 Beriste Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 48 11 Dec,2015
36 Saprewadi Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 45 12 Dec,2015
37 Badalpada Mokhada, Palghar Drinking 40 12 Dec,2015
38 Devichapada Jawhar,Palghar Drinking 69 13 Dec,2015
39 Vanganpada Jawhar,Palghar Drinking 53 14 Dec,2015
40 Nadgemuh Jawhar,Palghar Drinking 44 14 Dec,2015
41 Karulpada Jawhar,Palghar Drinking 35 15 Dec,2015
42 Divyepada Vikramgad,Palghar Drinking 30 26 Dec,2015
43 Andheri Vikramgad,Palghar Drinking 40 19 Jan,2016
44 Survani Dhadgaon,Nandurbar Irrigation 22 19 Mar,2016
45 Ambyachapada Jawhar,Palghar Irrigation 10 5 May,2016

Solar epc

Generating bio-gas from what is essentially waste or from abundant sunshine allows for certain scenarios that would otherwise not be possible. To wit, bio-gas is directly used via a gas grid for cooking in several households in one of the installations, obviating the need for foraging for firewood (potentially damaging the environment by denuding green cover and adding to air pollution). Computer / science labs in schools with erratic or no power supply have been made possible.

Sr No. Institution/Location Plant Size Installation Date
1 Pragati Pratishthan,Thane 1.96 kWp 21 May,2013
2 Sadhana Village,Pune 1.12 kWp 10 Oct,2013
3 Keshav Srushti,Thane 1.12 kWp 4 Jan,2014
4 Ghatandevi Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Nashik 1.4 kWp 11 April,2014
5 Shree Gadage Maharaj Secondary Ashram School & Junior college, Chalatwad Jawhar, Dist Palghar 1.428 kWp 23 Feb,2015
6 Mahajan Guruji Secondary and Higher Secondary Ashram School, Talwada, Vikramgad , Dist Palghar 2.856 kWp 10 Mar,2015
7 Kranti Jyoti Savitribai Phule Primary, Secondary & Junior College,Chambarshet Jawhar Dist Palghar 1.428 kWp 16 May,2015
8 Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Chalatwad, Jawhar Dist Palghar 0.952 kWp 15 May,2015
9 Maharshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde School,Mokhada 1.44 kWp 29 Dec,2015
10 Rajashree Shahu Maharaj School,Adoshi 1.44 kWp 31 Dec,2015
11 Mahatma Jotiba Phule School,Aase 1.44 kWp 2 Jan,2016
12 Primary Health Center,Kakarda 3 kWp 28 Jan,2016
13 Primary Health Center,Telkhedi 3 kWp 31 Jan,2016
14 Primary Health Center,Bilgaon 3 kWp 1 Feb,2016
15 Primary Health Center,Roshmal 3 kWp 2 Feb,2016
16 Primary Health Center,Wadfali 3 kWp 4 Feb,2016
17 Primary Health Center,Ohawa 3 kWp 8 Feb,2016
18 Primary Health Center,Dhanrat 3 kWp 10 Feb,2016
19 Primary Health Center,Rajbardi 3 kWp 14 Apr,2016
20 Primary Health Center,Katri 6 kWp 15 Apr,2016
21 Primary Health Center,Veli 3 kWp 16 Apr,2016
22 Primary Health Center,Gatadi 6 kWp 17 Apr,2016

bio epc

Sr No. Institution/Location Plant Size Installation Date Gas Generated
1 Keshav Srushti 80 Cu.m 25/7/2015  
2 Essel Propack 30 Cu.m 11/5/2015 1845 Cu.m equivalent to 794 kg of LPG (Till 07/08/2015)