TILONIA, India (AlertNet) - Mira Bai frowns in concentration at the complicated zigzag of wires on the panel in front of her. Unfathomable to most, they speak loud and clear to the 60-year-old grandmother.
Despite being illiterate, she now knows exactly which wires to connect to create the magical connection between the sun and the panel so it absorbs and transfers rays to the battery that will later light up her house.
Bai is one of 15,000 solar engineers who have attended a six-month training course at a rural college in India's northwest state of Rajasthan, enabling them to bring renewable power to their villages.
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