26 Nov '17, 5pm

Grids of the Future: Villages Embracing 4th Industrial Revolution Faster than Cities

I was recently reading an article on the Grid of the Future where prosumers are both the producers and consumers of the power. It talks about how people will be able to use decentralized microgrids and not be dependent on centralized grid infrastructure for their energy needs. But if you look at the villages in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa, they seem to be already doing that. Energy Innovation Global Himalayan Expedition , a social enterprise from India is working towards providing energy access to the remote mountain communities. They are moving communities away from kerosene (Pre-industrial Revolution) to the technology of the 4th Industrial Revolution using decentralized microgrids to power up their houses with the latest LED lighting technology. Compared to cities, the villages are technologically more advanced than their urban counterparts. Utilizing direct curr...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/ugc/articles/2017/11/...

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