The Rural Spark solution
A modulair solution,
combining the best features of a micro-grid and a solar home system.
Current popular electrification solutions typically consist of Solar Home Systems (stand alone solar kits) or Micro Gids (central point in the village, from where energy is distributed. The Rural Spark solution provides the best of both worlds, as it is perceived as a personally owned Solar Home System, though connected, it generates the same capacity as a micro grid.
With the Rural Spark kit, people own the system like with solar home systems, increasing responsibility but at the same time, multiple kits generate the same capacity as a Micro Grid, in a more reliable and flexible way and with extensively lower instalment costs as compared to micro grid. Instead of having one central building with solar panels (micro grid), Rural Spark offers a decentralised solution in which individual Local Energy Suppliers generate an equal amount of energy.
Rural Spark offers a complete ecosystem to its partners, with the access to finance Rural Spark breaks the biggest barrier for distribution companies to implement energy solutions. Expensive capital is restraining them to implement on large scale and pace, as it makes stock very expensive. With Rural Spark, partners find a solution to this large constrain in the sector.
Generate business opportunities for yourself and users of the Rural Spark kit.
Create and develop markets. Stimulate development.
Rural Spark Energy Kits allow users to become ‘Local Energy Suppliers’ who provide energy to their fellow villagers. Exchanging energy surpluses, together they create a network that is reliable and distributed.
MULTI-LEVEL PERSONAL- AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Local Energy Suppliers proof to be value-conscious entrepreneurs who are much better in designing a local business-model, respecting local context and characteristics. However, not only do they earn additional income, they also increase their confidence, self esteem, entrepreneurial skills and social status in their village. Empowering villagers, they become more independent confident and self sustainable, critical in enhancing social and economical status.
For the village, the Local Energy Supplier(s) become a central hub in the village, where they go for their energy needs, creating social cohesion. A close community forms, showing the vast social effects of sharing energy. that’s even able to bridge social and economic gabs on village level. The deriving of this community, allows for other village development programs to be enrolled more easily.