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Power to the people

India [ENERGY]

Founded in 2007 by three entrepreneurs aiming to “liberate rural India from darkness”, Husk Power Systems is an energy start-up generating low-cost electricity from discarded rice husks. Based in Bihar, where the average household income is €2 a day, the system delivers affordable power to the poorest and most remote areas of the state, while also mobilising a workforce of local people.

“We wanted to wire up places that the government deemed unreachable,” says co-founder Manoj Sinha. “But we needed a cheap, simple…

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