22 March, 2022 Member article

Okra Solar Compares Mesh-grids to Mini-grids

14 March 2022 – Off-grid communities vary in size, location and energy demand, so choosing the right technology is key to ensuring long-term project success. For the past decade, the dominant methods of delivering last-mile electrification have been:

  1. Solar home systems (SHS), and
  2. Mini-grids

Both of these technologies have their strengths, but they’ve struggled to deliver reliable, productive and affordable energy to the most remote areas of the world. We present a third contender:

  1. Mesh-grids

But before diving into the details of mesh-grids, let’s review SHS and mini-grids…

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