India has almost achieved the historic goal of connecting every household to the electricity grid. The next challenge is to provide 24-7 power for everyone. According to a new independent study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene.
I grew up in a small town of northern India, not for from the capital city of Delhi, in the early 1990s. Looking back, it wasn’t unusual for the electricity to be cut off for more than