Micro Solar Energy Systems: Product Design Intervention Facilitating Sustainable Development for Rural North East India

  • Brajesh DhimanEmail author
  • Mrinal Krishna Chaudhury
  • Sudip Kumar Deb
  • Debkumar Chakrabarti
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)


Energy Access is one of the prime concerns particularly for the development of North Eastern India. Though this region is a hub of natural resources, yet it is deprived of easy access to commercial energy including, energy for domestic and other small scale applications. Complete Rural Electrification may not be possible in this part of the country through a conventional grid due to its remote geographical locations, dispersed population density and the high cost of extending transmission lines. This creates an imbalance leading to the lack of basic amenities and thereby economic backwardness for the north east region persists. In this regard, decentralized energy solutions become the part of development with respect to local self-reliance. In general, the aim of this paper is to demonstrate possible benefits of a product design intervention for Micro Solar Energy Systems and Micro Enterprise, upscaling rural livelihood.


Micro solar energy system Product design Sustainable development Decentralized energy Rural north east India 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brajesh Dhiman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mrinal Krishna Chaudhury
    • 2
  • Sudip Kumar Deb
    • 3
  • Debkumar Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DesignIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.Assam Energy Development AgencyGuwahatiIndia
  3. 3.Assam Engineering CollegeGuwahatiIndia

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