How solar energy saves lives in India

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It is known that solar energy protects the environment and human health, but few would think that this green energy can literally save human lives.

When India was recently hit hard by the second wave of the pandemic, the biggest challenge was to provide adequate medical care for the inhabitants of rural areas, writes EastMojo. The need for vaccination has jumped sharply, and so has the need for a stable supply of electricity to keep refrigerators working properly.

Unfortunately, power outages are not uncommon in rural areas of India, and it is clear why this directly affects the implementation of vaccination, on which millions of lives depend. The problem is even deeper and goes beyond the pandemic because, due to unstable electricity supply, doctors are often forced to perform complex operations with mobile phone lights or flashlights, while the mortality of premature babies is higher because incubators work intermittently.

The solution to the problem was significantly contributed, you guessed it, by solar energy.

The research organization WRI India has so far, with the help of the Indian Medical College and BMCH Hospital, managed to realize an off-grid solar power plant that has already saved hundreds of lives, and further development of such projects is crucial for rural areas not connected to the electricity grid.

It is not surprising that, in a country with as many as 300 sunny days, solar panels are a salvation from the lack of electricity, and investing in this renewable source is a priority when it comes to green energy.

The current installed capacity of solar power plants in India is around 40.09 GW, and it is interesting to note that the Indian Government had an initial goal of 20 GW by 2022, however, this was achieved four years before the planned deadline, writes the IBEF foundation.

Milena Maglovski

Source: Energetski portal Srbije by

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