For almost 20 years, Brahma Kumaris and its sister organization, the World Renewal Spiritual Trust (WRST), a recognized scientific and industrial research organization in India, have been conducting training, research and development in renewable energy technologies.

'India One', a 1 MW solar thermal power plant situated near the Brahma Kumaris Shantivan Campus in Abu Road, Rajasthan, India, was completed in spring of 2017. This innovative project uses 770 newly developed 60m2 parabolic dishes and features thermal storage for continuous operation. The plant will generate enough heat and power for a campus of 25,000 people and is a milestone for decentralized and clean power generation in India.

'India One' is implemented by WRST with partial funding from the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).

A training centre sponsored by UN Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and MNRE for the promotion of solar concentrating technologies has been set up at 'India One'.

pdfPrime minister Narendra Modi honouring India-one.

Special news item

The Times of India made a special publication to mark the inauguration of the India One solar power plant at Shantivan, Rajastan.  See the article...

Special Feature BK Green Newsletter

This newsletter is to celebrate the culmination of many years' of work leading to the new Solar Power plant, India One, going on-line.  It is now producing power for the Shantivan complex, day and night.  The plant was especially referred to by the Indian Prime Minister Navendra Modi in his speech to the Brahma Kumaris 80th year celebrations. pdfRead the newsletter ...

rsz 1img 3140 1 New Delhi :  BK Jaisimha from Solar Dept. Mt. Abu, BK Raghu, BK Savitha and BK Fatima met Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon'ble Minister of State for New & Renewable energy, Mines, Power and Coal, Govt. of India and explained to him about our Solar project (India One) and invited him to Madhuban.   (click to enlarge image)











Award2016The Brahma Kumaris and the World Renewal Spiritual Trust received the prestigious CST & Solar Cooker Excellence Award 2016 by  Sri Piyush Goyal, Hon`ble Minister of Power, Coal  & Renewable Energies (NRE) on 29.04.2016.

The award was given for excellence in indigenization of CST/CST components in the country.

pdfSee the report











linkGolo Pilz describing India-One

pdfBrahma Kumaris Renewable Energy (2017):

pdfIndia One" Solar Thermal Power Plant:

linkInterview with Golo Pilz, Gulf Times 2nd Dec. 2012


Newsletters for India One



Profile: India One and renewable energies

These are the latest profile documents for the 1MW solar project in India




DW Video

Deutsche Welle or DW is Germany's international broadcaster. It documents in this article (click on the image) and video the use of solar energy in Brahma Kumaris and the construction of "India One" Solar Thermal Power Plant by World Renewal Spiritual Trust.

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A more recent video from Brahma Kumaris, can be seen here

This video explains the background to the project.


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Solar Energy installations for large communities

Innovative solar research projects have lead towards new technologies for large-scale solar steam

cooking system for communities as well as intelligent standalone photovoltaic system ranging from 5 to 200kw.

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