In September 2014, CNN International featured Dharnai Live project in their show 'Connect the World - TransFORMation section'.
Greenpeace India campaigner, Abhishek Pratap chats with Sumnima Udas of CNN, highlighting the project, how the model is replicable and how Dharnai has transformed since it got access to energy.
Dharnai is a small village in the district of Jehanabad, Bihar eastern state of India. For almost 30 years, Dharnai did no have electricity. Greenpeace India facilitated the installation of a decentralised solar microgrid. It provides electricity to more than 2,400 people, 450 households and 50 commercial establishments, including two schools, a training centre and a primary healthcare centre. 100 kW micro-grid: includes 70 kW for electricity generation for the community, and 30 kW for 10 solar-powered water-pumping systems of three horsepower each