Mini-Grid Innovation Lab:
innovating to provide more power,
to more people,
at less cost
Once an innovation is identified for testing, the Lab defines the hypotheses to be tested and metrics to be tracked in a detailed study design. We publish an Innovation Insight sharing the first meaningful results and then a final report at the study’s end evaluating the impact on the business model.
APPLIANCE FINANCING PRODUCTIVE USE
Offers customers productive use appliances, such as grain mills and welders, on set financing terms to test the impact on a mini-grid’s load, customer consumption, and developers’ revenues.
Aggregates developers’ orders for various mini-grid components to negotiate the best deal and procure components in bulk, to test the impact on developers’ capital expenditure.
MODULAR GRIDS: INCREASING CAPACITY MODULARLY
Tests solutions designed to increasing Capacity Modularly tests solutions designed to incrementally increase a mini-grid’s generation and storage capacity on sites where demand for power exceeds supply, to test the impact on developers’ profitability.