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The crypto industry has been growing exponentially over the past years which has aroused the curiosity of several companies on how it could be applied in different sectors and especially the solar one.
Microgrid developers often lament the lack of standardization in the development process. Now a California non-profit says it has found a model for moving solar microgrids forward based on some successful projects including a microgrid project for the Santa Barbara schools.
The smell of meat on the grill, stares from curious onlookers and persuasive sales pitches rented the air as we strolled through Burma Market in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya.
Agrivoltaics is the use of solar panels in agriculture to produce both food and electricity. Many experts believe agrivoltaics can minimize barriers to food security and the transition to clean energy. While the practice is still in its infancy, it is expected to grow as solar continues to boom throughout the next few decades.
Agrivoltaic farming increases land-use efficiency, as it lets solar farms and agriculture share ground, rather than making them compete against one another.
Sesame Solar is selling highly portable solar-powered units for things like mobile communications and command centers, medical units, kitchens and temporary housing. The systems use solar panels or clean hydrogen and can be ready for use within 15 minutes. It already has over 50 sales of nanogrids.
The product was made by Engie Energy and PreMal companies and aims at combating the spread of malaria – a major killer disease in Africa, especially in rural areas.
After years of developing energy projects, and dealing with the frustrations of interconnecting to the grid, Ben Parvey said enough is enough. It’s time to help people get off the grid.
The VeraSol team is constantly striving to make its services more efficient and accessible to stakeholders in the off-grid solar sector. To support this, they are seeking feedback to understand how organisations and businesses currently use VeraSol and what they can do to improve their service delivery.
If donors and development finance institutions (DFIs) continue to pour billions into traditional utilities without mechanisms to ensure improved service, while under-funding minigrids, the grid will remain unstable and minigrid power will be more expensive.
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