Mobile-controlled microgrids provide solar power to rural Africa

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Getting electricity supply to remote rural regions is a problem for many developing countries, and making that supply clean and renewable in an age threatened by global warming brings further complications. But one California-based company is offering a solution to power the world’s 1.4 billion living without reliable electricity. Powerhive uses renewable microgrid technologies to supply solar power to rural communities in the developing world. The company works with energy providers and utility companies to install new solar-powered, mobile-controlled electricity grids. They have also developed the cloud-based software Honeycomb to autonomously manage small-scale grid operations. Customers link to Honeycomb, paying using…

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