SolarVillage is a new search engine in the field of social search engines. It is a search interface, which Bing uses for the search. The goal of the search engine is to solarize villages in India with the advertising revenue. Unfortunately one cannot determine oneself which search region one wants to search. According to the geographical affiliation the language region is given.

Language Multilingual

Launched December 5, 2018
Closed No

Developer Auroville Consulting group (Martin Scherfler)

Country of Origin India

2018 - [...] Auroville Consulting is a unit of the non-profit organization Auroville Foundation, Government of India

Topic Universal

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Charity or Green Search often called GOOD Search
Search Interface / Search API

Used SeEn Bing

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

»Like other search engines, Solar Village lets you search anything on the web based on the search query or ‘keyword’ you enter. Advertisements shown next to search results generate revenue that is used to install Solar PV systems in rural India. It is also a platform to track the progress of the Solar Village project – funds raised, solar panels installed, villages solarized, and lives impacted!« Source


The aim of the search engine is to solarize villages in India with the advertising revenue.

Critical points

Unfortunately, the region cannot be changed, which is why I only get German results.

Features & Functionality


Example results page for "sand": Source

References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

Parshathy J Nath (2019): The story behind the Solar Village Project Solar Initiative in Tamil Nadu's Irumbai URL:

Created: 2019-01-27