28 Aug '17, 11pm

Off-grid becoming huge

Off-grid power has been in decline. Widely seeing it as the poor man's option, users have aspired to get beyond it to the more secure, "troublefree" world of on-grid - or so they believed. However, that is now changing with cost and security benefits of off-grid. Edison's advice to, "Make electricity where you need it" becomes increasingly sensible. For example, businesses in Las Vegas newly make electricity from their own solar farms in the desert, the on-grid connection remaining only as a lifebelt in the event of problems. Such huge schemes are no longer confined to advanced nations. Electricity access in Niger is below 1% in rural areas, while in urban areas its rate ranges up to 40% at best in smaller cities and only 50% in Niamey, the capital. In 2016, the country's peak demand reached only 260 MW for 20.7 million people. Now Niger's cabinet has ratified an agreement...

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