January 4

Solar Mesh-Grids to Improve Energy Access in Nigeria

By Theresa Smith

Okra Solar will provide access to electricity through mesh-grid technology to mini-grid developers. Launched in 2016, Okra Solar developed the mesh-grid technology specifically to electrify underserved or unserved communities.

Their proprietary Okra Pod is a device that enables the solar systems installed at each household to communicate and share power through a low voltage transmission cable (creating the mesh-grid). The pods are sold with PV panels, battery and inverters.

The company has started focusing on the highly strategic Nigerian market and wants to deploy multiple pilot projects to energise more than 30,000 households in-country over the next two to three years.

Photo courtesy of andreas160578.

Source: ESI Africa (link opens in a new window)

Energy, Technology
energy access, renewable energy, solar