A Brighter Future for India: Harnessing the Sun to Bring Light to the Rural Poor

1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, a drag on economic and social development. Watch how solar is bringing clean energy to India's rural poor and meet the companies making it happen.

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Selling Solar

A look at Indian entrepreneurs making solar affordable for the rural poor and profitable for them.

Solar Milkman

A dairy farmer in rural Uttar Pradesh uses solar powered lights to help milk his cows.

Electrification of India

Map by: Susan Powell

Behind the scenes with Google Glass

Our filmmakers wore Google Glass to document their journey visiting rural villages throughout the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.