News and Articles

News & Article Image

How India's solar push is empowering women


From garages to papad-making machines, solar-powered technologies are providing women with home-based micro-entrepreneurship opportunities, increasing their productivity and reducing drudgery

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Workshop on


SELCO organised a workshop titled "Financing for Solar-based Livelihood Solutions: Learning for Scaling Up" In collaboration with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in Kalaburgi, Karnataka.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Solar-power for


SELCO has provided Solar-power to the Government Hospital of Belgundi at Belagavi, ensuring an uninterrupted power source for all medical services.

News & Article Image

Solar-powered pani puri unit is a model for women entrepreneurs Mangalore


At Darandakukku near Chikkamudnoor village in Puttur taluk, a Solar-powered pani puri making unit that serves as a model for women entrepreneurs has been installed.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Smart Class Inauguration

17 - Feb-2023

SELCO inaugurated Solar-powered smart classes at the Government Senior Primary School Aldur in Chikmagaluru.

News & Article Image

Workshop on financing for solar-based livelihood solutions


SELCO organised a workshop titled "Financing for Solar-based Livelihood Solutions: Learning for Scaling Up" for NGOs, bankers, and panchayat development officers In collaboration with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in Mangaluru, Karnataka.

News & Article Image

A national conference on "Women prosperity complacent-2" was inaugurated at Dharwad.


SELCO conducted a national conference on "Women prosperity complacent-2" In Rayapur, close to Dharwad.

News & Article Image

Rural homes of Karnataka harness power of the sun


SELCO's Solar based innovation is strengthening livelihoods in rural Karnataka by providing energy solutions.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article -Workshop on Energy Based Social Development


Two Days workshop was conducted by SELCO on 'Energy Based Social Development' for journalists at Ramanagara.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Agricultural information


Agricultural information, Climate change and National-International News for farmers from Solar Radio at Community Radio centre in Singatagre , Hassan.

News & Article Image

Workshop on Energy Based Social Development


Two Days workshop was held on 'Energy Based Social Development' for journalists at Hagare village in Belur taluk, Hassan.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Solar-powered System


Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri Inaugurated DC Solar solutions in Marigudi Mahesha Mandapam at Marikamba Temple,Sirsi.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Let government hospitals uplift.


Minister of Labour Shivrama Hebbar Inaugurated a Solar-powered renovated Labour Room at Mundagoda Taluk Hospital,Sirsi on Sunday.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Inauguration


The Energy Based Social Development Workshop was inaugurated on Wednesday at Haveri.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Workshop on Energy Based Social Development Welfare


Two days workshop held on 'Energy Based Social Development Welfare' at Yadagir for North Karnataka reporters.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Inauguration and handing over of solar powered primary health centre with provision of energy efficient medical equipments


​Strengthening the health infrastructure in rural areas of Karnataka in partnership with giz at Kankumbi, Belagavi.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Solar powering PHCs in partnership with giz


Inauguration and handing over of solar powered primary health centre with provision of energy equipped medical equipment at Mundgod, Uttara Kannada

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Decentralised energy powers Mobile Canteen at Sirsi


​Lights, mixer, fridge and other electrical appliances in the mobile canteen is now completely solar-powered and does not have to depend on dirty fossil fuels.​

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Women empowerment through solar-powered feeding booth


Solar-powered feeding booth can be setup at public places to help women feed their children. This helps push the agenda of women empowerment through sustainable energy

News & Article Image

Sustainable Energy makes chilly pounding easier


Solar-powered chilly pounding machine has been installed at Dhanvantari Nagar at Hubli. This machine can crush 120 Kg of chillies per day

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - ​Modern PHC in forest fringe area at Halli hole, Kundapur


Hallihole PHC located in the interior forest area at Kundapur never had a reliable power source. Now the PHC gets a decentralised solar solution as a reliable power option. All healthcare facilities can now be accessed by the people at any point in time.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Basic Energy Access by SELCO


A family who did not have access to the electricity since 13 years are now provided with a Solar-powered home lighting solution

News & Article Image

Tab distribution to a Vidyaposhak student who is studying


SELCO has distributed a tab to a Vidyaposhak student who is studying second PUC in Udupi district of Karnataka

News & Article Image

Solar-powered air bed as a solution to bed sore


The SELCO has installed Solar-powered air bed as a solution to bed sore in Belthangady Taluk, Dakshina Kannada disrtict. This solution has helped a few bed ridden patients.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - How Solar Energy helped to survive the art form


SELCO has installed Solar-powered pottery wheel system which helped to survive the art form in Shorapur Taluk, Yadgir district.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Patrehalli now has a solar-powered rope making machine


SELCO has installed solar-powered rope making machine, Which has helped 25 families of Lambani Community in Patrehalli, Hiriyur Taluk, Chitradurga

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - A new beginning for bright future


Two students who faced difficulty in studying post daylight and had to resort to candle previously are now provided with a reliable access to light through Solar-powered home lighting solution, thereby empowering the women with access to basic facility.

News & Article Image

Hindi Article - A community based model of Solar powered Lift Irrigation Pump


Community based model of solar-powered Lift Irrigation Pump has been implemented in Chakai and KatoriBlock of Jamui and Banka respectively. It has impacted more than 40 farmer families by providing irrigation support of more than 25 acres of farming land.

News & Article Image

100 bed Covid  care speiciality hospital at Yelahanka, Bengaluru


Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa inaugurated Covid Speciality Hospital built in 20 days. Of the 100-oxygen beds, 10-beds are dedicated for ICU services and 20-beds are for High Dependency Units(HDU) ward.

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - SELCO donatesxygen concentrators to Raichur district


SELCO donates oxygen concentrators to Raichur district of Karnataka with the support of ZP - CEO Tanveer Asif of Raichur district

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - A Solar powered labour room has been inaugurated by Sri. Arbail Hebbar Shivram -Minister, Labour Department and Sugar from Commerce and Industries Department and Harish Hande - CEO SELCO Foundation


Welcoming a new life with renewable energy. Foundation stone laying ceremony for solar-powered labor room, with well-equipped facilities was held at...

News & Article Image

The NEKRT's Solar toilet bus for Gulbarga


SELCO in Partnership with The North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) has executed a very innovative project to build a Solar toi...

News & Article Image

Solar water heaters for old - age home


Two Solar water heaters of 500 litre capacity each have been jointly donated to Anandashrama (an old - age home), at Nigadi village near Dharwad b...

News & Article Image

Hindi Article - Portable Anganwadi center in Phakuli, Muzaffarpur, Bihar


An article about how a pilot project of Portable Anganwadi center became a boon to the flood affected areas of Phakuli, Muzaffarpur 

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Rajappa Shetty, a specially abled person, finds a ray of hope through SELCO


An Article about how solar-powered Pottery Wheel helped Rajappa Shetty who has an independent income now

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - A Solar powered fence to protect the crops from the wild


One of the everyday challenges faced by the farmers are the attack to the crops from the wildlife. As we all know this generation is heading forward w...

News & Article Image

Lack of access to energy main hurdle in poverty alleviation


Magsaysay awardee H Harish Hande has been facilitated by KVGB Chairman P Gopikrishna in Dharwad

News & Article Image

Kannada Article - Betterment through Roti


An article about how solar-powered Roti Rolling Machine changed the life of Mrs. Pushpavati Gullyanavar from Salgaon, Mundgod, Uttara Kannada district...

News & Article Image

A solar shed helped Mangala restart her canteen business


Solar-powered photocopier in a grocery shop at Hiriyur taluk

News & Article Image

13 urban migrants to benefit from Selco's HUM project


Under Home for the Urban Migrants (HUM) project of Selco Foundation, two houses were handed over to migrant labourers at Mullikatte in Hosadu village...

News & Article Image

Farmers float own mart to sell their produce


Farmers of two villages in Ranebennur taluk of Haveri district have floated their own Bhoomika rural mart

News & Article Image

Solar powered cane juicer for sustainable rural livelihood


A solar-powered sugarcane juicer, installed as part of Balepuni Madari Grama Abhiyana in Balepuni Gram Panchayat limits, aims at promoting sustainable...

News & Article Image

SELCO launches solar-powered mobile swab collection units


SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd has launched a solar-powered solution to help the frontline healthcare workers in rural areas.

News & Article Image

How SELCO Solar is helping create livelihoods for people in Karnataka


The company’s solar-powered laptop printers, milking machines, roti rollers, and sewing machines, among over 50 products and solutions, are helping cr...

News & Article Image

Hande for greater use of solar power


Recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay award and Selco India company chairman Harish Hande has called for a new model of development in which the poor will...

News & Article Image

Harish Hande sees need to change skill development policy


SELCO India chairman Dr Harish Hande said there is a threat of monopolisation in future in terms of creation of workers in view of the skill developme...

News & Article Image

Training centre with focus on solutionsto rural issues to come up in Manipal


The SELCO Foundation, an organisation deploying clean energy solutions for alleviating poverty in rural areas in partnership with Bharathiya Vikas Tru...

Special Projects

Special Projects Image

Solar Power for Jyoti Seva School for Blind Children, Bangalore:

Jyothi Seva School for Blind Children is a residential school for the visually Impaired children run by the Jyothi Seva Society. The school is located in Venkateshapura, Bangalore. There are 92 students in age group of 3.5-25. The students are mostly from poor, under privileged families, slums and lepers colonies, orphans or semi orphans. The institution offers free food, shelter and education to the visually impaired children. The monthly expense incurred on electricity bills was high and and the institue was looking for alternative sources of energy to limit their expenses on electricity.

Special Projects Image

Solar Powered Poultry Lighting at Shirur

Poultry farmer Manjunath Pujari lives in the Goliberu village of the Udupi District. He installed solar lighting solution of 65 lights in his chicken farm.

Special Projects Image

Solar Powered Conveyer Belt Roti Rolling Machine at Dharwad

Kavita Parvati, a Dharwad district resident and roti-rolling business owner, has been in the business for five years. Every day, she prepares about 3000 rotis. She opted on a conveyer belt roti machine to keep up with the expanding business.

Special Projects Image

Renewable Energy source for Sewing Machine

Varija, a tailor from Nitte in the Karkala Taluk, opted a solar-powered sewing machine as her main source of livelihood.

Special Projects Image

Solar Power for Dry waste collection center

SELCO has proposed solutions like Solar-powered lighting and fans for the Dry Waste Collection Centers (DWCC).

Special Projects Image

Solar powered training center

The Timbaktu Collective is a grassroots nonprofit organization have installed a solar powered inverter system to run the their training center

Special Projects Image

Solar power for Taluk Hospital Mundgod, Karnataka

Multiple solar solutions have been provided to the Taluk Hospital Mundgod is located in Sirsi, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka.

Special Projects Image

Energy Audit of Health Centers in Uttar Kannada, Karnataka

SELCO aims to create a solar energy blanket in Primary Health Centers (PHCs) across Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka.In order to come up with solar solutions for these a thorough energy, the audit has been conducted for 71 PHCs across 9 Taluks of Uttar Kannada district.

Special Projects Image

Consultancy Project - GIZ - Health Energy road map for West Bengal

SELCO India as a part of its consultancy project with GIZ, has taken up the task of exploring the RE potential across the health sectors in West Bengal and developing a detailed Renewable energy roadmap for the health sector.

Special Projects Image

Solar-Powered Health Centers at Pune

3M has partnered with SELCO to implement solar powered inverter systems and street lights to 7 PHCs around the radius of the its manufacturing plant.

Special Projects Image

Solar-Powered community lighting at Telangana

Under the United Way partnership, SELCO has implemented 60 street lights and 6 High Mast lights in 4 villages of Telangana.

Special Projects Image

Solar Power for disability differently abled resource center - Margadarshi

The Margadarshi Trust wanted to use renewable energy sources to meet their energy needs Solar-powered inverter system

Special Projects Image

Solar Inverter System for Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Upala, Kasargod, Kerala

Two solar inverter systems were installed at Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Upala, Kasargod, Kerala. The system powers the entire temple campus covering the main temple, office, and kitchen. The project is a CSR initiative by Karnataka Bank Pvt Ltd.

Special Projects Image

Solar Power for Kattunayakar Tribal Community, JJ Nagar,Thiruparakundram, Madurai

Kattunayakar village is completely unelectrified. There are approximately 32 households in the village. The tribal community center has been equipped with a 1kW Solar Inverter System which is powering the lights inside and outside the center, and a smart TV. The smart TV is provided with webcam and wifi access which enables the tribal children to learn their lessons through various apps, this facility caters to around 80 tribal children. Around 28 households in the village have been provided with a 1 light, 1 mobile charger system.

Special Projects Image

Sustainable Water Distribution Project for remote hamlets at Pune, Maharashtra

Yelavali and Bhomale villages are remote hamlets, which are located at one of the peaks of Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary in the District of Pune, Maharashtra. Due to contamination in the water, Villagers have to travel far to collect water. Impact : The solution will cater total population of 400 people.Solar pumps will give an output of 10,000 liters per day for Yalavali and 30,000 liters per day for Bhomale Village.

Special Projects Image

MODEL VILLAGE at Jamkhandi for devadasi community

The aim of this project was to make Jambagi Village in Jamkhandi, Bagalokte, Karnataka, a model solar village by providing basic home lighting solutions and livelihood solutions.

Special Projects Image

Solar-Powered Sweet Potato Chips Making Unit at Belagavi

Sweet potato is a tuber crop which grows in winter season. Farmers earn a mere ₹6 - ₹10 per kg of sweet potato which does not yield profit to the farmer. However, value addition is one part which greatly impacts the cost of sweet potato. Understanding this fact, an NGO named Abhyudaya Kendra planned to set up a solar-powered sweet potato chips making unit at Santebastawade, Belagavi. This was installed to help a local SHG named Sneha Jyoti.

Special Projects Image

Solar-Powered Cold Storage at Vijayapura,Karnataka:

Mr. Nagappa Bhovi is a farmer in Bableshwar Taluk, Vijayapura, Karnataka, whose main crop is dry grapes. He spends around Rs.10,000-15,000 every month towards transportation and storage.To minimize these costs and to increase his income he has installed a solar-powered cold storage facility of 5 metric tonne.

Special Projects Image

Street light for villages in Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu:

SELCO  has partnered with  Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) as a part of its CSR initiative to install 80 street lights in 9 villages of Valantharavi panchayat, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.

Special Projects Image

Solar-Digital Education for 7 Schools in Sullia Taluk

SELCO Solar along with its CSR partners came up with the initiative to install solar powered smart classrooms in 7 government schools in and around this village.

Special Projects Image

Solar-Powered Flour Mill and Spice Grinding Machine at Bankoli, Sirsi

Mr. Mahabaleshwar Kanabi from this village set up a solar-powered flour mill and spice making machine at his place with through a personal loan and support from BVT Sustain plus, Manipal



  • Date
  • 20September 2023
    Tender-notice-Procurement of DRE technologies

CSR Projects

CSR Project Image

CSR Annual Plan for the FY 2022-23


CSR Annual Plan for the FY 2022-23

CSR Project Image

CSR Policy_2021


CSR Policy for the FY 2021-22

CSR Project Image

CSR Annual Plan for the FY 2021-22


CSR Annual Plan for the FY 2021-22

CSR Project Image

CSR Report FY 2021-22


CSR Report FY 2021-22