There is a big gap between “microgrid” perspectives.

It’s time to retire Microgrid thinking, as it’s been being deployed, and start using it in it’s most valuable capacity.

Instead of thinking of it as “parts and technologies,” we will start using it to create new economies in regions like Africa. In this situation, Microgrids can provide new distributed and customized power sources in areas that are not currently viable.

My vision is that “microgrids” will be the key to helping the African population triple the Sub Saharan Africa GDP. All it will take is the addition of a new “Mental Model”
As Elisa Woods points out in this article, we can’t sell electricity to people who are making less than $1 dollar per day.

However, by using microgrids to power new Distributed Agricultural Industry, we can change that situation. My” back of the napkin” calculations indicate that this can increase the SSA GDP fourfold. From 1.7 Trillion to 7 trillion.

No lights, no income.

Before we can spread the lights, we must start spreading income potential. What we have here is an opportunity to do that while lowering the carbon footprint rather than raising it.

When every “stakeholder” involved in or impacted by new enterprises “wins” the economic impact expands exponentially.
We know what that looks like, and intend to include that as we participate in the transformation that is now possible.


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