ISV on the Small Screen

On June 6th, 2017, the sixth episode of National Geographic’s critically-acclaimed series BREAKTHROUGH aired in 171 countries and 45 languages, and prominently featured the work of IEEE Smart Village and partner organizations to bring solar power to an ancient monastery in the Himalayan mountains.

Viewers witnessed a team of dedicated engineers, hardy volunteers, and ISV’s staff employee made an arduous trek across the high Himalayas to install 14 DC microgrids in a remote monastery village.

The National Geographic BREAKTHROUGH production team
captures the drama of lighting up the Lingshed Monastery in the Himalayan Mountains.he team was organized and led by Paras Loomba, the passionate founder of Global Himalayan Expedition (an ISV partner). ISV provided funding for the project.

Thanks to this episode, millions more people have become aware of the important work that ISV does to alleviate energy poverty around the world. With new access to
electricity as well as educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, these individuals have made a lasting impact on people’s lives.

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