shakti - power for people living in off the grid situations
Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country’s economic development; and yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.6 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of these people are either in sub-Saharan African or developing Asia and 84% are in rural areas. (www.iea.org) Three interdisciplinary teams created solutions for charging a cell phone for people living below the poverty line in off the grid situations. We looked at rural as well as urban scenarios.