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Overcoming the unseen barrier to sustainable energy uptake.

Overcoming the unseen barrier to sustainable energy uptake.

Why are 850Mn people living without access to reliable energy? The answer may be in an overlooked barrier to energy adoption - The high cost of electrical appliances. Bringing reliable and renewable energy to off-grid communities alleviates poverty, improves climate...

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Using Mesh-Grids to Energize Rural Cambodia

Using Mesh-Grids to Energize Rural Cambodia

Cambodia’s last-mile electrification challenge It was the goal of the Cambodian government to achieve 100% countrywide electrification by the end of 2020. Whilst the government has reduced the number of off grid villages from over 14,000 to less than 500 by extending...

GVE Deploys Okra to Overcome Last-Mile Obstacles

GVE Deploys Okra to Overcome Last-Mile Obstacles

Meet Chris... ...a 28 year old Regional Field Supervisor working for GVE Projects Limited: Nigeria’s largest solar mini-grid DisCo (Distribution Company).The importance of Chris’ job can not be overstated; he manages off-grid electrification projects in the Southern...

Mesh-grids: A More Efficient Off-grid Future

Mesh-grids: A More Efficient Off-grid Future

At Okra our engineers have been slaving away for the last 12 months to develop a plug & play grid in a box allowing companies to easily create their own microgrid networks. The reason we decided to build this technology is because Stand Alone Solar Home Systems...

Okra Modular Microgrid Baseline Pilot

Okra Modular Microgrid Baseline Pilot

Is there a need for small scale microgrids in rural off-grid communities? What’s the potential efficiency gains over standalone solar home systems?At Okra we’ve been running theoretical calculations for a while, and they all seem to suggest that a smart connected...