Leftover food can be shared among neighbours.
Now, a startup from Australia has developed a modular system to provide electricity for remote communities in Africa and Asia.
Building conventional power grids is expensive there. Which is why solar panels installed on the roofs of individual houses are meshed to create a larger network.
A special control component developed for these so-called ‘mesh grids’ is connected with a cloud-based platform. One per house.
Artificial intelligence manages energy distribution, tracks maintenance and processes payments.
Variations in power generation or consumption can be balanced through a connection to a larger grid; other housing units can be easily integrated.
A credit system means local people can afford electric devices and power.
Considerate and environmentally-friendly.