Located in Junnar tehsil of Pune district, Darewadi is a small hamlet of 39 households (with population over 200). Due to its remote location, grid connection is impossible to provide the households with 24x7 electricity. Gram Oorja, in association with Bosch Solar Energy AG set up a 9.36 kWp solar micro grid as a research and pilot project, which has been in operation since July 2012. The electricity consumption is metered and consumers are charged for their usage, which can take care of operations and maintenance of the plan. Complete ownership of plant and micro grid has been transferred to the Village Energy Committee (Vandev Gramodyog Nyas).
The villagers, along with access to 24x7 electricity can now operate 10 TV sets, 2 computers, 2 water pumps and 1 flour mill for their personal as well as commercial use.
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