Solar Infrastructure Consulting

Providing Indian businesses and households with reliable and safe electricity through affordable, clean, solar energy.

Clean Energy

Why Solar?

Currently, over 95% of India’s population has access to power (World Bank, 2018), however, with India’s huge population, that’s over 67.6 million people without power. Of those with access, the electricity supply is highly unreliable and inconsistent for most rural consumers, who make up nearly two-thirds of the country’s population (World Bank, 2019).

When it comes to electricity, ‘unpredictability’ is the norm. In Bhubaneswar, India, 97% of those surveyed were connected to the state grid but were looking for more reliable energy (PEV, 2019). Regular blackouts expose community members to extreme temperatures year-round, leaving entire families affected by poor sleep quality and low productivity in their education and work. On top of that, the challenge of planning for inconsistent costs and large bulk bills can force families to forego other important payments such as school fees to pay them off, leading to a rapid accumulation of debt and severe financial strain. The impact on local businesses is just as detrimental, with power cuts causing major disruptions for operations.

With most accessible options for power involving the use of toxic, non-renewable fuel sources, household emissions from everything, from light to heat to cooking, has deadly health implications, too.

789 million people around the world lack access to electricity (UN, 2020)

90% of urban-rural low-income households in Bhubaneswar reported they did not have access to reliable energy at night due to frequent blackouts and unstable voltages (PEV, 2020).

Indoor air pollution from using combustible fuels for household energy caused 4.3 million deaths in 2012, with women and girls accounting for 6 out of every 10 of these (UN, 2020).

The cost of electricity can vary significantly and be unpredictable with 62% of urban-rural and rural families in Bhubaneswar who struggle to pay their electricity bills (PEV, 2020)

What we are doing

PEV is bringing sustainable, safe and affordable electricity to both businesses and households in India using solar energy systems.

With different system options available to suit the needs and locations of each stakeholder, the most suitable solution for businesses is an on-grid hybrid system, for households an off-grid system, and for rural households a microgrid system, involving a collection of solar panels that distribute power to a community of houses. We’re bringing a new kind of reliability and clean power to change the game in the world’s fastest-growing, trillion-dollar economy.

The United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Targets:

7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

How to Get involved

Connecting young change-makers and technology partners you will be testing social enterprise solutions in real-world contexts at the very early stages. This is an opportunity to deeply understand our community members and work with them to develop a meaningful social impact.

Locations
Dates Available
Price

Global Impact Program

India

June 2021
June 6 – 25 2021

July 2021
June 29 – July 24 2021

December 2021
November 28 – December 22 2021

January 2022
January 3 – 28 2022

February 2022
February 1 – 26 2022

4 Weeks – $4980 AUD

Our Impact
Partners

Improving the productivity of even just one person’s business has a ripple effect on their whole community.

“I was astounded to find out how extensive the losses in productivity were for people after the cyclone damaged power grid infrastructure, and how impactful an independent energy solution could be for these businesses. You don’t have to be a billionaire to make a social impact. Improving the productivity of even just one person’s business has a ripple effect on the whole community.”

Henry Babic

Our
Impact
Projects

You can join over 9 active projects we have developed in countries such as India, Timor-Leste, Fiji and Malawi, as well as rural communities around Australia. You can even make a social impact from the comfort of home as a social impact consultant through our Virtual Impact Program. Our innovative project solutions span across a range of areas for maximum impact, including agriculture, microfinance and solar energy solutions.

Fuel Biodigesters

A safe, low-cost fuel alternative for 3 billion people worldwide by converting agricultural waste into clean energy.

Clean Energy

India

Sustainable Engineering Solutions and Food Security

4 Weeks

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Solar Infrastructure Consulting

Providing Indian businesses and households with reliable and safe electricity through affordable, clean, solar energy.

Clean Energy

India

Sustainable Engineering and Clean Energy

4 Weeks

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4Ize Consulting

Changing the lives of over 1 billion people who suffer from vision impairment, with an end-to-end testing and spectacles dispensing system that can be used by local people with no prior vision testing experience.

Gender Equality Good Health

Fiji, Timor-Leste,
Australia, Virtual

Med Tech
 

2 - 4 Weeks

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Ag-Tech Consulting

Ensuring food security, nutritious diets and economic empowerment for 500 million smallholder farmers around the world, whilst safeguarding biodiversity and boosting developing economies through sustainable and efficient agricultural supply chains.

Life On Land No Poverty Zero Hunger

Fiji, India, Timor-Leste, Malawi, Australia, Virtual

AG Tech, Food Security and Environmental Sustainability

2 - 4 Weeks

See Project

Anti-Poaching

Preventing mass extinction and guarding biodiversity by stopping illegal wildlife poaching using AI technology.

Life On Land

Malawi,
Virtual

Animal Welfare and AI
 

4 Weeks

See Project

Female Sanitation | Menstrual Cups

Empowering women and girls through safe sanitation practices and access to education and opportunities, using reusable and hygienic menstrual cups

Clean Water Gender Equality Recycling & Reuse

Malawi, Timor-Leste

Empowering Women and Girls

4 Weeks

See Project

Female Sanitation | Reusable Pads

Empowering women and girls through safe sanitation practices and access to education and opportunities, using reusable and hygienic pads.

Clean Water Gender Equality Recycling & Reuse

Malawi, Timor-Leste

Empowering Women and Girls

4 Weeks

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Financial Literacy Consulting

Empowering small-scale entrepreneurship and economic independence through access to financial literacy and resources to enable growth opportunities.

Economic Growth

Fiji

Economic Empowerment

4 Weeks

See Project

Microfinance

Empowering small-scale entrepreneurship and economic independence through access to socially beneficial assets and services using microfinance loans.

Economic Growth

Malawi

Economic
Empowerment

4 Weeks

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Solar Solutions Consulting

Electrifying the 16.5 million Malawians with no access to electricity using affordable, clean, solar power.

Clean Energy

Malawi

Sustainable Engineering and Clean Energy

4 Weeks

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Sustainable Stoves

Providing access to cleaner, low cost and fuel-efficient energy to 3 billion people worldwide whilst maintaining long-held cooking practices and traditions.

Clean Energy

Fiji, Timor-Leste

Sustainable Engineering Solutions and Food Security

4 Weeks

See Project

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