04 Jan '12, 8pm

Solar ATMs Bring Change(s) to Rural India

Solar ATMs Bring Change(s) to Rural India

How do you gain access to your money if your bank is many miles away? Well, ATMs. But how does a village have an ATM if it can't power the thing? Vortex Engineering has come up with a solar-powered solution for providing ATMs to people in rural areas of India. The Economic Times reports that Vortex has been installing its new ATM design and has been getting great feedback. "The initial lot of 400 solar ATMs, aptly called Gramateller ('gram' means village), the world's largest order, placed by the State Bank of India ( SBI), has been winning accolades for performance and substantial energy savings. The ATMs were installed in 2010-11 across several states, usually within 20-50 km of the district headquarters, Vijay Babu, CEO of Vortex Engineering, which makes these units, told IANS from Chennai. Following SBI's success with solar ATMs, the Catholic Syrian Bank also placed an...

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