Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Solar-Power-on-Sagar-Island-27MZIFL67RFC.htmlConceptually similarSolar Energy on Sagar IslandGP01JOECompleted★★★★★★Sea Level Rise in IndiaGP03QG1Completed★★★★Eroded Light House on Sagar islandGP01JO6Completed★★★★Ganga Sagar EmbankmentGP01JO7Completed★★★★Sea Erosion in Ganga Sagar IslandGP01JODCompleted★★★★Rising Sea Levels Threaten IndiaGP01WJDCompleted★★★★Rising Sea Levels Threaten IndiaGP01WJECompleted★★★★Sea Level Rise in IndiaGP01V1UCompleted★★★★Solar Panels in Dharnai Village in IndiaGP0STOH1DCompleted★★★★View AllGP01JO8Solar Power on Sagar IslandSagar Island (also known as Gangasagar) lies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 150 km (80 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. The island is large with an area of around 300 km². It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000. The entire island is powered by solar energy. West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Authority (WBREDA) has provided the houses with solar panels on subsidized rates. One such panel can be seen on top of the hut.Locations:Asia-Ghoramara island-India-Indian Sundarbans-South Asia-West BengalDate:30 Mar, 2007Credit:© GreenpeaceMaximum size:2560px X 1920pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Day-Energy-Houses-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Renewable energy-Solar energy-Trees-VillagesShoot:Climate Change Threatens the SundarbansThe Sundarbans is a fragile set of islands which is particularly vulnerable to the increasing threat of climate change. The rivers that pour down from the Himalayas and empty into the Bay of Bengal have swollen and shifted in recent decades. This has resulted in increased flooding, threatening the local communities and agriculture as crops are swept away by floods or contaminated with water.