Weaving In The Sunshine: A film on hybrid solar charging unit for power loom
The process of introduction and increasing adoption of solar energy technology to improve livelihoods is a key component of this energy provisioning project of TERI, supported by Indus Towers. The programme essentially seeks to develop and provide pertinent and customised technology solutions to end users.
In the past few years, TERI has started working with the fabled silk weavers of Varanasi to meet their power needs - especially for power looms - and provide uninterrupted power through lithium-based charging stations. Each charging station can provide energy to run four power looms.
Since 2017, TERI has installed 300+ units of Hybrid Solar Charging Units, which has directly impacted the livelihood of more than 1200 weavers.