Solar Warriors of Bhutan - A Compelling Story from Bhutan

Event: Women Power—Smarter, Inclusive Energy Solutions

Solar Warriors of Bhutan - A Compelling Story from Bhutan

19 June 2019
Author / Speaker: 
Nidup Tshering, ADB - Other materials by the author

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This presentation discussed how ADB piloted a unique approach for sustainable rural electrification: training 35 women for a six-month training program to be rural electricians that install and service solar photovoltaic panels and batteries, wiring and auxiliary systems. The women returned to their villages as “barefoot engineers.” 

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