The wonders of solar power cannot be understated, and Powerhive has a mind to bring together solar power, energy storage, as well as mobile connectivity into a single solution that will cater for the developing world’s energy needs. In other words, in the long run, whole villages will be able to enjoy clean and affordable power. We do wonder that when that happens, it would be advantageous also to have Facebook’s Terragraph to spring into action.
Such systems from Powerhive have already been proven to work in rural villages in Kenya from four years back, allowing around 200 people to enjoy clean energy despite being so far away from the developed world. This solution includes a remote monitoring system and is a mobile-based pay-as-you-go model, allowing homes and businesses to function without missing a beat – nor costing an arm and a leg.
Powerhive shared, “We’re focused on making a real impact on people’s lives, which is why we provide enough capacity for homes, businesses, health clinics, and schools to be productive anytime and for as long as they need during any given day.”
Hopefully such an initiative will gain traction to empower the other parts of the world down the road, too.