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2016-11-29 / RETelling

#REtelling: The Green Journey

#REtelling was a green journey undertaken by two chosen storytellers to capture the beauty of renewable sites in Madhya Pradesh. Prashanth Vishwanathan and Samar Singh Virdi took on the enterprise with much excitement to travel across the countryside to visit Hero Future Energies’ solar and wind energy site at Alote and Dhar in Madhya Pradesh, respectively.

Telling a story is personal and our penchant to add our very own perspective, more than anything, is an effort to make things fresh and different. #REtelling is an effort to bring an important subject to the light at this day and age i.e. to understand the consequences of a very serious change – climate change and its various effects. So the #REtelling story-tellers went on an expedition to discover what it meant to embrace nature by exploring the power of renewable sources in our life.

Here are some of the beautiful stories narrated with beautiful moments they seized through their lenses:

Chapter 1 – The Introduction

Prashanth and Samar were enthralled by the size of the renewable sites and quickly they were absorbed to learn. They interacted with the specialists around the sites to find out how a solar panel functioned or why a wind turbine needed to be constantly monitored! And more importantly, to learn how a solar panel or windmill was built and how it harnesses the power of the sun and air, respectively, to generate electricity.


As the sun sets for the day then arises the beauty of the solar site at Alote, Madhya Pradesh

Area: 200 acres and solar panels spread across in 153 acres

Number of Panels: 1,11,784

Titbit: 1400 solar panels were cleaned daily!

Wind site at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh

Area: 50 Kms


Number of wind turbines: 53


Titbit: One wind turbine was about 120 meter tall which is as many as 55 Great Khalis standing on top of each other!

Chapter 2 – The Stories

India has many hidden beauties. Madhya Pradesh is one such state that will leave you gasping with great people and alluring sceneries. But as the saying goes, ‘beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’, we were extremely fortunate to have these talented storytellers who did exactly that to capture amazing life around the renewable sites.


Chapter 3 – The Adventure

When we are on a journey, we always never miss on coming across a moment where we feel special. And we are glad that our storytellers had a few of those. But a tale to tell, was the time when Samar had a once in a lifetime experience of climbing to the top of the world…over a windmill! In his own words, he said, “[it was] one of the most surreal moments of my life.”

Chapter 4 – An ending to a perfect beginning

And when the day comes to an end, let’s continue to work our bit towards a greener tomorrow.


The journey has come to an end but we hope that our #Retelling stories has grounded a greener pasture for those willing to make a change. But the journey for a better, healthier and greener planet is only beginning and our belief to be part of this green change remains ever-so powerful.

We would like to thank Prashanth and Samar for being a part of #REtelling and also team HFE for making this journey a grand success!


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