The beginnings of India One Power Project began in 1995. Taking help from the Renewable Energy departments within both the Indian and German Governments, we have manged to build an incredible asset that ensures a clean and sustainable energy supply for our Shantivan campus in Abu Road, whilst also delivering electricity off the grid for a further 10,000 residents of Abu community.

India One Project

In spring 2017 the Brahma Kumaris and the World Renewal Spiritual Trust (WRST) completed the design, development and installation of India One, a 1 MW solar thermal power plant in Abu Road, Rajasthan. This research project uses the in-house developed 60m² parabolic dish and features an innovative thermal storage for continuous operation. India One generates heat and power for a campus of 25,000 people as well as delivering electricity off the grid for a further 10,000 residents of Mt Abu.  It is a milestone for decentralised clean power generation with storage in India.

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi praised the Brahma Kumaris for their contribution and incentive when he addressed the 80th anniversary celebrations of Brahma Kumaris via video conferencing.  President Modi went on to confirm India’s commitment towards clean energy and his desire to have India generate 40% energy from non-fossil fuels by 2030.


Good Team Work and Brilliant Partners working together since 1995

770 x 60 m2 parabolic dishes & 1 MW peak electrical output

Co-generation, efficient use of thermal energy & modular design

Motionless cavity receivers as well as efficient use of land space

Thermal storage for night operation & direct steam generation

Networked enabled automated dual axis tracking

India One Building Progress Snaps

Golo Pilz shares ‘insider’ information on how the Brahma Kumaris have managed to create and develop the India One project

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