25 Nov '13, 4pm

Off-grid: A demanding market #solar #PV

Each new off-grid solar system is a foray into terrain not yet electrified. The questions raised in the process occasionally go back to the early days of electricity. AC or DC was one of the controversial topics of the Off-Grid PV workshop: what makes more sense for isolated solar applications and minigrids far away from the power grid – DC power systems without inverters, or systems to which all AC devices can be connected? "We are back to the original controversy between Edison and Tesla," said Daniel Philipp, managing director of MicroEnergy International. In Bangladesh, where more than two million small solar home systems (SHS) have been installed, it makes sense to build DC systems even in the long term, he said, pointing out that "Most home appliances can run on DC."

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