Improving energy services in rural India

In recent years, frugally-designed solar microgrid electricity services have emerged to meet the need for affordable, reliable electricity services in rural India. However, despite the life-changing benefits of these services and overall customer satisfaction, uptake remains lower than expected. Recent thesis by Lindsay Simmonds investigates this phenomena from a human centered design perspective, to examine the role design can play in improving the long-term sustainability of these services.

Read the thesis here.