Category Archives: Appropriate Technology

Solar project fail in India

The international NGO Greenpeace was involved in a Solar Energy Project in rural India, which fell apart and into disuse when overloaded with domestic appliances. Villages then demanded  “We want real electricity, not fake electricity!”

1st World good intentions meets 3rd world realities? How many funded projects like this lay waste essentially because the solution was not thought through in all aspects? or was perhaps even inappropriate? The technology is just part of the solution to societal problems.

Read the full article on Scientific America, published October 19, 2015.