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 1.000.000.000 (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. This is where hybrid microgrids come into their own.
At Solartia, we have been committed to the development of these communities for years, facilitating their access to electricity through the implementation of microgrids in which we integrate traditional sources of electricity generation with renewable sources and batteries. Our solutions are pioneering in the world and are changing the lives of thousands of people.
This is the case of Corn Island, where we installed a hybrid microgrid that has significantly improved the lives of the people who live in this region.
Hybrid microgrids 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.