The solar Electrification Project at Sirohi is a collaborative initiative between Engineers Without Borders (India), Bechtel Corporation, Students at National Training and Power Institute and Skilled Samaritan Foundation. The project will be conducted in 3 phases over a period of 6 Months.
Sirohi is a village in Faridabad (Haryana), India which is located at a distance of 9 miles (15 KM) from its district main city and almost 25 miles (40 KM) from Delhi, India. The village currently has a population of approximately 3500 people and has 366 houses.
The inhabitants of this village are currently facing acute shortage of electricity in their community, which is not only hampering the quality of their lives but also forcing them to stay indoors after dark. Also, the smoke emission of kerosene lamps and inadequate light through wax candles contribute to environmental hazard and health risks, safety concerns, impact on children education, and economic deprivation.
Existing Electricity As per data established from India Human Development Survey 2012 by NPTI Student Chapter, an average village in Haryana receives 9-11 hours electricity supply a day, whereas Sirohi village gets electricity supply for merely 5 hours a day. The situation is even worse in the evening as generally there is no electricity in the village after 8 PM. The villagers use candles and kerosene lamps as alternatives for their lighting needs. In addition, there are only 203 houses which have regulated electricity connection. Some households complain of faulty and/or inflated electricity bills, which in turn may be holding back other households from applying for a regulated electricity connection.
What is the Project EWB India Delhi/NCR Chapter (the professional chapter managed by Bechtel India Pvt. Ltd.) evaluated the need assessment prepared by NPTI Student Chapter and Skilled Samaritan which proposed installation of 2 Solar Powered LEDs in each household. After...