Blog posts tagged to "electricity generation"

  • Can we achieve universal electricity access without coal?

    Published on Friday, 31 August 2018

    While coal will still keep the grid up and running for now, renewable energy-based distributed systems can meet growing demand in the near future.

  • The consumer appetite for off-grid electricity is changing.

    How the unelectrified poor can leapfrog to off-grid solar

    Published on Friday, 15 December 2017

    New technology will allow people without access to electricity to generate power from the sun and stay off the grid, all for a price cheaper than their kerosene bill.

  • Free electricity from railway tracks?

    Published on Friday, 06 October 2017

    Installing solar panels on railway sleepers can generate 1 MW of power from a 6 km section of railway track. That’s enough to power 150 electric cars.

  • A woman installs a solar panels on the roof of her house in rural Bhutan.

    Are you killing your electrical utility?

    Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

    New technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, LED lights and rooftop solar power are changing the way electricity is generated and supplied. We also need less electricity; with energy-efficient lighting and appliances, our electricity needs are reducing every year.

  • The electricity industry in 2025 and beyond could be very different from what it is today.

    Top 10 electricity future megatrends

    Published on Monday, 18 May 2015

    New technology is rapidly changing our lives, and Tesla’s new Powerwall battery could very well become Neil Armstrong's one giant leap for mankind in electricity storage. Here are 10 megatrends that may shape the electricity industry in the next few years.

  • The outer islands of the Maldives are home to over half of the country’s population.

    Pay less for electricity with renewable energy in the Maldives

    Published on Friday, 20 March 2015

    What if shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy could result in citizens paying not more, but less for electrical power? That’s precisely the goal of an ADB-supported project in the Maldives.