Yellapur, North-west Karnataka
A solar panel on the roof can provide energy in the middle of a forest but how can Siddis like Michael afford it while living in a forest??
It’s the ‘one day wage’ calculation.
Off-grid technology is not just the best option, sometimes, like in Dhanushkodi, it’s the only viable option. This inhospitable pinch of land at the tip of South India is listed as an ‘abandoned island’ but 200 fishing families eke out a living here.
For SELCO it’s New Business.
The Solar Bus
Chitradurga district, Karnataka
Computer education in village schools need not be abandoned equipment with no power or people to operate them. Don Bosco school in Chitradurga approached SELCO with this grand vision and a simple request.
Beedina Gudde settlement, Udupi, South Karnataka
Growing up in an unelectrified urban slum never dimmed Shankar’s ambitions. Reflecting the entrepreneurial drive of many a small town youth, he is the perfect retail partner for SELCO.
Chitradurga district, Central Karnataka
The SELCO process is simple. Offer the poor a sustainable energy product/ service for their particular needs & find a way to make it affordable. Ramesh from SELCO walks the talk.
Kalkeri Music school
Kalkeri village, North Karnataka
KSV school offers poor students from surrounding villages a holistic education with an emphasis on music of their region- Hindustani classical music. As a kindred spirit sharing their goals of social commitment and sustainability, SELCO takes care of the school's very particular power needs.
Dharwad city, North Karnataka
Hawkers and vendors are an important part of the informal urban economy but in most Indian towns and cities, they squat unwelcome under smelly kerosene lamps. Madlur was one such fruit vendor until he partnered with SELCO.
Modern day nomads, the Bat makers from rural Gujarat in western India spend half the year living next to a highway near Bangalore in southern India. Displaying ingenuity and networking skills of a typical migrant, the Batmakers found SELCO and now continue to spread the faith!
How do you expand? This is the eternal question for a growing company. SELCO will do so through SELCO Incubation.