Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Portraits-from-Bangalore-27MZIFVWRWRW.htmlConceptually similarPortraits from BangaloreGP04U08Completed★★★★Portraits from BangaloreGP04TZZCompleted★★★★Portraits from BangaloreGP04U00Completed★★★★Local Resident of Dharnai Village in IndiaGP0STOH2FCompleted★★★★Compost on Terrace Garden in BengaluruGP0STR5N3Completed★★★★★★Limes on Terrace Garden in BengaluruGP0STR5N0Completed★★★★Resident of 100 Percent Zero Waste Community in BengaluruGP0STR5NPCompleted★★★★Solar Panels in Dharnai Village in IndiaGP0STOCM8Completed★★★★Solar Panels in Dharnai Village in IndiaGP0STOCMBCompleted★★★★View AllGP04U07Portraits from BangaloreMrs and Mr Sankaranarayanan lead a quiet retired life in HSR Layout, Bangalore, and they are extremely proud of their ‘zero-energy consumption’ (from the grid) house. Every day, Mr Sankaranarayanan goes about his ritual of taking meter readings and making sure that all the solar panels are working fine while his wife enjoys her daily dose of news under lights uninterrupted by power cuts.Locations:Bangalore-India-South AsiaDate:15 Sep, 2013Credit:© Vivek M. / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4096px X 4096pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Day-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Newspapers-Reading-Renewable energy-Solar energy-WomenShoot:Taking Charge: Portraits from BangaloreA quiet city set in the rocky Deccan Plateau, Bangalore has always been known for its greenery, pleasant weather and IT parks. But a closer look at the city would reveal that Bangalore is changing. And, like its characteristics, it has been doing it quietly.In 2007, the Karnataka government brought in a major policy shift towards solar energy. Solar water heaters were made mandatory for all new buildings that would come up in Bangalore. Even though Bangalore has lesser solar potential and fewer power cuts than Delhi, the city came to love solar and solar loved this city.In 2012, Karnataka was the third top state in India to adopt renewable energy. People in Bangalore picked up the idea of powering their homes with clean energy not because it was considered a fad but because Bangloreans believed that this is the right approach to meet electricity needs in the future and because they believed the city needed it. A toast to the spirit of Bangaloreans!