24 Nov '15, 1pm

COP 21: Renewables-plus-storage can help developing world decarbonise, faces challenges

COP 21: Renewables-plus-storage can help developing world decarbonise, faces challenges

In some rural parts of Sub-Sahran Africa, around 85% of the population lacks basic access to electricity. Image: wikimedia, user: BanYan Tree. Renewables with energy storage can help build low carbon energy networks in the developing world – but the twin technologies still face competition from natural gas while they gradually mature, according to an electric power systems maker and integrator. Cleverson Takiguchi, of S&C Electric, a US-headquartered company which has worked in areas including storage integration, renewables interconnection to the grid and mircro grids, told PV Tech Storage yesterday that micro grids can increase access to electricity in economically poorer parts of the world, including some 400 million people on the African continent that have little to no access to electricity at all. Brazilian Takiguchi, who is moving from a role as business development...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/cop21-renewables-plus-storage...

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