Saran Renewable Energy won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009.
A reliable power supply is critical for any business anywhere in the world. But in the Indian state of Bihar power is not reliable. Blackouts are frequent and debilitating for local businesses and farmers, often lasting for days at a time. Expensive and polluting diesel generators are often the only answer.
Local energy company Saran Renewable Energy’s response has been to build a generating plant run on gasified biomass. The biomass comes from ‘dhaincha’, a local woody plant which can be easily and profitably grown by local farmers. The generator connects to transmission lines to supply small businesses with electricity for a guaranteed 11 hours a day.
Find out more about Saran Renewable Energy here.