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‘Hype’ surrounding PV microgrids in Africa justified – Canadian Solar

Engineering News – ONLINE 

23 October 2014

Photovoltaic (PV) microgrids are increasingly emerging as favourable off-grid power options for the electrification of rural settlements and remote industrial operations in Africa, largely owing to a continued increasing of the diesel price coupled with the mainstreaming of PV technologies, microgrid producer Canadian Solar strategic accounts head Trevor de Vries has asserted.

Defending the increasing “hype” around microgrids, he told the Solar Indaba on Thursday that remote microgrids had various cost-effective applications in Africa; a continent where around 1.3-billion people still lacked access to electricity.  Read more…

 

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