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India’s Climate Change Plan Hinges on the Sun

Small solar units with two lamps installed in the 61 houses in the remote Baripatha village in India’s eastern Orissa state this month lit up a tiny rural hamlet that had long relied on polluting kerosene lamps after dusk. Baripatha is the latest to join hundreds of other villages that have been powered with clean energy harnessed from the sun in recent years.   Jakson, the company that co-funded and implemented the rural project, is optimistic about the rapid expansion of solar...

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