Hybrid Micro-Grids

Universal access to electricity to improve people's way of life

Accessibility to energy is necessary to achieve sustainable development. It is alarming that around 15% of the world's population still does not have access to modern electricity services. That is almost,00 (one billion!) people using coal, charcoal, wood or animal waste to cook and light their homes.

In some of these areas where main power grids cannot reach, energy is being produced with fossil fuel generators, which means that there might only be non-renewable energy (if any) and for a limited amount of time (if any) – approximately six hours a day. This hinders social and economic development, with women and children being the most affected.

Hybrid micro-grids can provide sustainable energy 24 hours a day

Our innovative Solartia Hybrid solution is ideal for providing energy in locations where there is no grid or where power comes exclusively from conventional diesel or gas generators. Micro-grids aim to reduce fuel consumption using clean energy (solar, wind, etc.) and, if necessary, integrating gen-sets as an emergency backup.

By reducing the need for fossil fuels to generate electricity, carbon emissions and the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) are reduced.

This efficient and clean solution is especially suitable for the following locations:

An agent of change

Energy is a fundamental asset for the sustainable development of any region. It is vital to improve the livelihood of isolated communities around the world, as access to energy allows for people to take on daily activities such as cooking, keeping food refrigerated or heating the house in winter, attending to the doctor, among others.

Solid fuels or kerosene used for cooking or lighting should stay where they belong: in the past. Having access to energy also allows these people to free their time from these tasks and be able to devote yourself to work or other activities. That is why Solartia Hybrid was born as a solution especially designed for isolated rural communities that don’t have access to electricity 24 hours a day.

Education, public health, nutrition, economic activity, and the environment can see their improvement boosted as a result of increasing energy accessibility. Even gender equality can greatly benefit from having access to energy, as women in rural areas who dedicate their time to fetch wood, light it up, and cook, can now find more time to work or take their kids to school. Access to clean energy facilitates sustainable development and promotes circular economies.