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Thrive Solar has plans to set up around 500 solar LED lights manufacturing and assembly centers in India to help empower women, provide local employment, increase the work skills and provide for kerosene free and well lighted rural India. Each assembly center facilities the assembly of lights and sales with less manpower and capital where each SHG unit consisting of a staff of 3-5 members assembles 50-200 Solar LED Lights per day on an average, using training and kits provided by Thrive Solar.
Although on a large scale, lights (almost 1000 Million+ for all varieties) can always be produced in large factories like mobile phones and others, we believe in promoting their production in small block HQ or large village through women groups, cooperatives, federations and others.
Advantages of this approach include...