Distributed renewables = jobs and business
India is a leader in the global surge in renewable energy jobs. According to IRENA’s recent 2017 report, India currently represents 385,000 jobs, making it the 4th largest national jobs market behind China, the United States and Brazil. Meanwhile, new CEEW and NRDC research projects India will create 1 million jobs by 2022 if the government hits its target of 175 GW of renewable energy. Within this greater context, delivering power to India’s 269.8 million unelectrified rural poor offers it’s own distinct opportunity.
See Power for All’s new infographic below on the role for decentralized renewable energy (DRE).