Electricity connectivity is a key requirement for growth, poverty alleviation and development. More important than just providing electricity connectivity, however, is the need to provide electricity connectivity quickly, without fossil fuel based generation.
Similarities existed as recent as in the 90’s, in voice and data, which were only available to people connected to the wire network. And as is always the case, those most in need of communication connectivity didn’t have it.
Wireless communication solved that problem. The moment the dependence of voice and data decoupled from the fixed wire network, the world of communication transformed, connecting billions, and lives changed.
Electricity cannot be transmitted wirelessly, so wireless electricity isn’t the answer.
Renewable energy, however, is because it is available everywhere. It’s even better than having wireless electricity. Renewable energy will allow us to decouple electricity connectivity from the fixed wire.
General thinking is that storage is the limiting factor. This is not true. Storage is ready. Effective electronics technology to combine renewable generation, storage and usage has been the problem. Especially at scale.
The United Stated Patent Office, granted a patent for the “Energy Server”, to Mr. Waseem Ashraf Qureshi, a Pakistani national, co-founder and CEO of New York based Kilowatt Labs, Inc.. The Energy Server is a remarkable innovation that delivers the complex functionalities necessary to combine renewable generation, storage and usage.
According to Mr. Qureshi “Energy Server based renewable electricity systems are already providing electricity to communities, camps, remote sites in Sudan, Kenya, Malaysia, UAE, Pakistan and we have many new sites coming up in Somalia, Papua New Guinea and more in Pakistan, Sudan and Kenya.” He added “we are delighted that the patent has been granted, as we are continuing our work to deliver electricity connectivity quickly, bringing communities to life and eliminating diesel”.
It seems that Energy Server based renewable electricity systems can quickly power remote, end-of-grid, rebuilds, new builds, anywhere, any size.
Will these systems catalyze the speed with which electricity connectivity is needed to be achieved, allowing societies to leapfrog the need for cumbersome infrastructure? We hope so.