Author: Parkershorey

Final thoughts

Incredible trip. We have to thank Tata for their hospitality and everyone who gave us their time: Tata Trust, SELCO, IDE-I, Micro Energy Credits, Tata Solar, Bandahn, Orb Energy, Pradan, the farmers of Jenasai.
The streets of Kolkata
I’ll remember the warmth and openness of the people, the vibrant colors, the … Read more 

Welcome to rural India

After visiting the massive cities of Mumbia, Delhi, and Kolkata, we took a train into rural Jharkhand to interview farmers and observe the solar water pump testing sites.
During the monsoon season, the dry landscape will turn into lush, bright green rice fields.
The farmers were generous with their time and … Read more 

Mumbai, #nofilter

Mumbai beaches
This city needs no filter. Mumbai is big, chaotic, insanely colorful, shocking, beautiful.
We’ve arrived at 4am on Sunday morning and did the tourist thing for a day or so: the Taj Hotel, Gateway to India, Malabar Hill and hanging gardens, Gandhi’s house, the Laundry, museums, etc.
Taj Hotel
Ferry … Read more 

Mumbai > Delhi > Kolkata > Chaibasa > Bangalore > Delhi

Travel supplies, including Malaria pills and business cards.
The DC Solar Pump India Lab team is about to embark for two weeks in India!
Our objective: To investigate how we can turn a solar water pump (invented by MIT engineers) into a scalable business in rural India. The pump uses two solar panels, … Read more