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Social Entrepreneur Shows Solar Power is Cheap - Justmeans

Social Entrepreneur Shows Solar Power is Cheap - Justmeans

Social Entrepreneur Shows Solar Power is Cheap The Indian social entrepreneur Harish Hande won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award 2011 for his path-breaking work in the field of solar energy. He is quietly dispelling the Western myth that renewable energy is unaffordable and impractical for an average householder. Harish Hande is the co-founder of Solar Electric Light Company of India (SELCO). Hande graduated from India's premier engineering institute Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Massachusetts. His focus has been the socioeconomics of technology implementation rather than the technology itself. SELCO received financial support from E+Co., which is an international development organization supporting social innovation and social enterprises. Hande says, "The fundamental (premise in founding SELCO) was how to balance social, economic and environmen...

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