By 2017, 1 million of India’s most impoverished residents will have new access to energy, in the form of solar power systems. A social enterprise called ONergy will boost its current operations in the country to establish 50 new Renewable Energy Centres throughout East and Northeast India, creating 100 permanent jobs and training entrepreneurs in rural areas to offer customized solutions to local residents. The company is focusing on strategies to reach some of the most remote, impoverished areas. Their efforts will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 100,000 tons. VIA THE GUARDIAN (Photo: ONergy)

"I can sew clothes even in the night and earn enough to make both ends meet."
"Here in Africa, populations are quite dispersed. Solar is modular so it can be sized to fit the needs of anywhere, from a light to a business, household to an entire village.”