Clean Energy Access Network is an all India representative organization launched in 2014 with a clear mandate to support, unify and grow the decentralized clean energy sector in India. It particularly aims to bring together diverse stakeholders across India working to improve energy access for the rural and urban poor and create an inspiring model for countries around the world to follow.
CLEAN is technology agnostic. Technologies include solar, wind, bioenergy, pico hydro. The scale of its members’ operation ranges from pico solutions to larger, decentralized solutions and they are mostly small and medium enterprises.
CLEAN recognizes that off-grid energy solutions move beyond bridging the energy gap by addressing lighting, cooking, pumping needs and so on to positively affects outcomes in education, health and agriculture and enhances livelihood opportunities. Decentralised clean energy has an impact on the overall quality of life.