02 Aug '11, 3pm

Indian Companies Targeting Clean Energy to Poor

Indian Companies Targeting Clean Energy to Poor

Some Indian companies are taking the lead in providing access to sustainable, low-cost energy that also seems to be linked to poverty reduction. Two of those companies, Abellon Clean Energy and SELCO, have seized the entrepreneurial reins in providing viable models hat can combat poverty. Abellon is developing a palette of clean energy solutions via bio energy, biomass sourcing, waste management, solar energy, and agrisciences. The company describes its business model as the Poornakumbha – “a social development platform with holistic approach to sustainable development at grass roots levels.” According to Abellon , “Poornakumbha not only looks at waste as an income and employment generating opportunity but goes much beyond the wealth from waste paradigm to help rural communities make gainful utilization of agri-residue and other resources, increase agricultural productivit...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/02/indian-companies-targ...

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