Remote Village Electrification in SunderbansWWF-India in partnership with the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) Projects, Australia, an indigenous science and technology organization, inaugurated a micro solar power station at Rajat Jubilee on Satjelia Island in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal using the Bushlight India model.
The WWF-India Sunderbans programme team was instrumental in developing a model that provides electricity to remote villages using renewable energy. The model is unique because the power station is owned and managed by a consumer cooperative society in which all consumers are stakeholders. It connected 50 households, eight local businesses and three community buildings. Initially, local residents underwent energy efficiency education and training which enabled them to draw up their energy budgets.