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Guest Blog: Global Energy Access by 2030?

By Mathias Aarre Maehlum,

Electrical power is probably the most important factor for development and growth. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), there are almost 1.5 billion people in the world that lack access to electricity.

The IEA has stated that half of those will never be grid-tied. 400 million Indians lack the access to electricity. The government of India has estimated that two thirds of the non-electrified households need distributed power.

Building out the electrical grid by extending expensive copper-based power lines might not be our best choice. Could off-grid distribution of renewable energy systems such as solar panels offer a better solution?

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