Modhera is a small village in Gujarat with around 6,500 residents consisting mainly of potters, tailors, shoemakers, and farmers.
Before the village was 100% solar powered, many villagers could not afford electricity to run their machinery as much as they wanted.
Kesa Bhai Prajapati has double the amount of earthenware he makes since he no longer has to turn the wheel manually.
Prajapati was turning the wheel manually because he could not afford the cost of electricity (about $20/month). Now his machine is solar powered and he has doubled his output.
On top of the huge benefits to the people living in Modhera, a fully solar powered village is also an important step for India towards its goal of 50% of energy from renewable sources, like solar and wind, by 2030.
India is the world’s third largest carbon dioxide emitter, after China and the United States.
100% solar power in Modhera is a big #WinForThePlanet 🙌🏼