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PowerHouse-Uplifting Communities | A Talk | Intersolar, Mumbai
December 5, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
There is a shortage of 26 million homes in India and a large chunk of this is located in regions with unreliable power. The government of India has announced the “Housing for all by 2022” policy and then there is the net-metering policy, which has been adopted by 30 states and union territories. What about marrying the two policies to create a house, which can sell back the excess power generated to the grid, and the earnings from that pay for the mortgage of the house?
A ‘design led innovation’ approach allows one to address multiple pain points by combining policies. “Powerhouse” is a standardized house, mass customizable with five base designs, integrated with photo-voltaic (“PV”) solar panels, which will not only provide electricity for the inhabitants but also allow electric two wheelers to be charged.
- The talk, using Powerhouse as an example, demystifies the implementation complexities of government policies by combining multiple policies.
- It demonstrates the way towards setting up sustainable business model using social innovation, around solar power.
- Lastly the talk serves as a guiding light towards finding other ways of using roof top policies for socio-economic upliftment.
This has been conceptualized jointly by a team from Oxford University led by Professor John Hoffmire, a team of students from Brigham Young University, Utah and by iDream Advisory Services Pvt Ltd led by Parthajeet Sarma