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Going off grid: Tata researchers tackle rural electrification

December 14, 2015

More than 300 million people in India have no access to grid electricity, and the problem is especially acute in rural communities, which can be difficult and expensive to reach with grid power. At MIT’s Tata Center for Technology and Design, researchers are exploring ways to extend electricity access to such communities using microgrids—independent electricity…

Innovation in the making

March 11, 2015

On Monday, the MIT Innovation Initiative convened representatives from all of the Institute’s innovation-focused programs, labs, and centers to showcase and gather feedback on ongoing and pilot projects. The Innovation Initiative is an Institute-wide effort, launched in 2013 by President L. Rafael Reif, intended to accelerate the moving of research from the lab the marketplace…

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