Solar Powered Rural Banking

Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) operating in rural India, experience unreliable power supply and intermittent load shedding, which inhibit regular business operations. These organizations install Inverters/Diesel Generators, to provide power back-up for keeping business as usual. Such methods entail significant capital expenditure and also deemed unfriendly to the ecology.

E-Hands Energy uses affordable, sustainable and scalable renewable energy technologies, to power Regional Rural Banks and Rural Branches of Micro Finance Institutions across India.

Affordable, Sustainable and Renewable Energy for Rural Banks and Micro Finance Institutions.


  • Wind-Solar Hybrid and Solar Off-Grid Systems ranging from 1kWp to 3kWp
  • Solar system provides backup power for 5 – 6 hours of operation.
  • The technology central to our innovation was the use of High Voltage DC Solar Optimizer to power PCs/Citrix thin clients.


  • Clean, Reliable and Safe Back-up Power – Solar and Wind Energy
  • Reduce Carbon Footprint – Eliminate desel generators
  • Increase Operational Efficiency
  • Save on Electricity Costs – 50% lower with solar power compared to other power sources
  • Lower Maintenance and Operating Expenses
  • Payback is less than 4 Years when benchmarked with diesel

Case Studies

pdfEnergy Efficient Rural Buildings
MFI’s Solar Power Plant Initiative