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India - Bright future for solar power

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Tucked away in the North Indian state of Rajasthan, a giant and unusual solar park is coming up at the base of Mount Abu, a Hindu pilgrimage site. The spiritual and environmentally-minded group "Brahma Kumaris" has launched a new and ambitious project called "India One" with the aim of making local communities energy independent. The initiative involves nearly 800 giant parabolic mirrors - each of which are 60 square meters large and have their own storage tanks - that generate large amounts of solar energy. The Brahma Kumaris largely developed the technology themselves in order to keep costs low, and the organization’s faithful are part of the process. The Brahma Kumaris are already using the energy from the parabolic mirrors to power solar cookers for preparing food - an important task when up to 25,000 devotees come together for pilgrimages and festivals.

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Length
07:07 Minutes

Country
India

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