Articles by Jack Bird
What’s the best business model for distributed energy solutions? Jack Bird with Santa Clara State University says the answer is entirely dependent on the technology, the target market and the resources of the enterprise. No one model is the silver bullet for providing the 1.3 billion people suffering from energy poverty with clean, reliable and affordable energy. There are, however, a few takeaways from the exhaustive Energy Map.
Today NextBillion is launching a new series: Going Off Grid, which explores new business models, investment strategies and public-private partnerships to bring services to the ‘energy poor.’ In 2011, Santa Clara University launched the Energy Map to share the findings that grew out of the work with over 60 distributed energy enterprises working across the world, including Africa, India, South East Asia and Latin America.