In 2014, Dharnai in Jehanabad, Bihar became the country’s first solar powered village. Three NGOs, Greenpeace India, BASIX (a micro financing organisation) and Centre for Energy Environment Development came together to set up the 100 kilo watt solar powered micro grid that serves about 450 homes and 2,400 residents. It also energises 50 businesses, 60 streetlights, water pumps, two schools and the healthcare centre. The grid also has a battery that can store excess electricity for the sun-less days. Now children can study late into the night and the women can cook at leisure.