At present, approximately 1.6 billion people are living without a regular electricity supply, the effects of which include stagnant development and increasing poverty. Many remote areas with scarcely populated areas are without power because connecting them to centralised power would be uneconomical. Many of these locations are ideally suited to benefit from the integration of renewable energy: wind; solar and water power – systems are now possible to allow self-sufficient communities to generate their own electricity from their local resources.

This enables the creation of a local ‘mini-grid’ which can be easily extended to power additional properties or allow the integration of new renewable generation. Generation can be sited at the most appropriate locations and power delivered across long distances to properties as it is needed.