MARKET DATA TO BUILD THE MICROGRID MARKET CASE
With funding from the US Trade and Development Agency and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, EarthSpark International, Energy and Security Group, and The Haiti Energy Institute completed a countrywide market study of the potential for town-sized, solar-powered microgrids across Haiti. Following a desk study of un-electrified Haitian towns, field research was undertaken in 89 rural towns from July-October of 2015. Click here to download the full report.
From the Blog: NATIONAL MARKET STUDY IN HAITI REVEALS CONTOURS OF DEMAND
EarthSpark frequently talks about its goal of building 80 community microgrids in Haiti in the next 5 years, but what does it take to actually get those grids built? Critical elements of a microgrid development plan: knowing where those grids should go, what they should look like, and who the local champions will be. Other than hearsay and satellite imagery, however, there was very little credible data upon which to base such a plan in Haiti. Click here to read the full post.