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 $1,000, making its lowest cost design the first commercially viable micro grid targeted at the rural poor!
Criticize us for not expanding fast enough, but don’t criticize us for being expensive: Recently, micro grid companies in India have come under pressure for charging too much to off-grid customers. But the reality is, micro grid service is actually cheaper than subsidized grid power. And more reliable to!
Mera Gao Power: Providing A Brighter Future, Two Solar Panels At A Time: A Photo blog by Anna da Costa.
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Energy’s Presence, not Price, Changes Lives: This 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.
India’s Department of Science and Technology highlights MGP’s technology in its “India Innovates” report.