Established in 2016, CSVI is beginning to contribute towards social innovation. The two way development program collaborating efforts of our support group, the scholars and our advisors will help guide and direct potential start-up projects towards success. Furthering the interest to promote social development and self reliance in India, CSVI aims to incubate projects across social sectors.
Powerhouse is the first project that CSVI has incubated.
There is a shortage of 26 million homes in India and a large chunk of this is located in ‘off-grid’ locations. “Powerhouse” is a standardized house, mass customizable with five base designs, integrated with photo-voltaic (“PV”) solar panels, which will not only provide electricity for the inhabitants but also allow electric two wheelers to be charged. With a promise to ‘electrify every village in India’, the house has the possibility of earning for the inhabitants in the future, by selling back power to the grid, as part of the net-metering policy.