Mera Gao Power

MGP selected as a 2015 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award
and the National Geographic Terra Watt Prize Award Winner!

Mera Gao Power builds, owns, and operates micro grids in Uttar Pradesh, India serving off-grid villages with high quality, dependable lighting and mobile phone charging services. MGP’s unique model is able to provide service to a typical hamlet for less than $1,000, making its lowest cost design the first commercially viable micro grid targeted at the rural poor!


What’s Being Said

“People come and sit and talk because of the light,” a shopkeeper in Bhitauli observed. “The tailor is sitting up late, working. The doctor is looking at patients at night.” The light has brought people together. MGP highlighted in a new book, “Fire and Ice”, by Jonathan Mingle.

“Cheap Electricity for Poor Squeezing Out Solar in India”: from Bloomberg.

Let There Be Light”an article in the Telegraph. 

Energy’s Presence, not Price, Changes LivesThis article argues that governments should focus on the presence of power services rather than the price of power until universal coverage has already been ensured.

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