Off-grid power shines in India's solar village

Life in the remote Indian village of Meerwada used to grind to a standstill as darkness descended. The arrival of solar power last year has changed all that. Meerwada, on a dirt track rutted by rains and outside the reach of the national grid, struck lucky when U.S. solar firm SunEdison picked it to test out business models and covered the hefty initial expense of installing high tech solar panels in the heart of the village.

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