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The Kihare Village Project

In June 2015, we successfully completed the Kihare Solar Village Project. Kihare is located 10 miles from Gauterine the location of our first project.  The inhabitants of Kihare were too financially challenged to afford the $50 cost for a basic solar home-lighting system in their homes. The village as a whole has never had the…

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A Brief History of Previous Projects and Activities

The Solar Village Project arose from several projects undertaken by board members Sunil Sharma and Joe Kselman. After a serendipitous meeting in 2012 as tour guide and tourist, the pair quickly became friends. Joe visited Sunil’s village and noticed the striking lack of a power source in the adjacent village of Gauterine. Sharing similar interests…

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The Rangpur Solar Village Project

In April of 2016 board members Joe Kselman and Cristeen Kselman traveled to Bihar, India to implement the Rangpur Solar Village Project.  This is their story as written by Joe Kselman. My wife Cristeen and I arrived in Delhi on April 25th around 1 a.m. Although it was April the extreme heat that India is…

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A visit to Gauterine Village

A little over a year ago Solar Village Project board members Ronni and Susan Hendel took a trip to India and visited Gauterine village.  This is the story of their journey, written by Ronni Hendel. THE SOLAR VILLAGE PROJECT: BRINGING LIGHT TO BIHAR Two years ago my husband and I decided to visit Bodhgaya, the…

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The Cisse Masse Solar Village Project

Mike Varhola and Papa Drame recently returned from implementing our first project Solar Village Project in Senegal. The Cisse Masse Solar Village Project.  This is the story of their journey written by Mike. Our first effort was picking up the solar units from the vendor in Dakar. Our first glitch was they would not all…

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A Year In Review

2015 was a big year for the Solar Village Project.  From officially becoming a tax exempt 501(c)(3) Non Profit, implementing the Kihare Solar Village Project in Bihar, India, and successfully raising the funds to expand our efforts into Senegal with the Cisse Masse Solar Village Project in February,  we accomplished a lot this past year.…

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Solar Daily – Local organization announces second solar installation project in India

Solar Village Project (SVP), a local non-profit organization whose mission is to install and manage micro solar-solution technology in rural villages in India, has announced its second installation project, the Kihare Village Project. SVP’s second project will provide electricity to every home in Kihare Fields, a small, rural community located in the state of Bihar,…

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