Beyond electricity access: Using the data to increase utilization and impact

Providing access to electricity to the 600 million Sub-Saharan Africans who live off-grid has become the focus of multiple development organizations, governments, and private companies. Governments and large development organizations like the World Bank have invested heavily in extending the central grid to the areas that are currently off-grid. There has also been increased interest … Continue reading Beyond electricity access: Using the data to increase utilization and impact

Mini grids vs solar home systems: Complimentary not competing

The definition of a mini grid, also sometimes referred to as a micro grid,  is an independent electricity generation station that sometimes includes an energy storage component that supplies electricity to a localized network.  In the energy access context, mini grids are installed in areas where there are economic, geographical or other constraints to extending the main grid to these areas. … Continue reading Mini grids vs solar home systems: Complimentary not competing