Electricity is the most efficient form of energy known to man. Electricity transforms lives, where there is electricity, any and everything is possible, there is no limit to imagination.
For more than 100 years oil has been the only major source of energy powering the industrial revolution and the resulting economic growth. Oil means power and power means oil - this has determined the politics of all 20th century. NOT ANYMORE. We are just at the tip of a major tectonic shift, a major paradigm shift if you may, from the distributed energy systems to the centralized electricity generation and its consumption. YOU PRODUCE IT WHERE YOU WANT IT CONSUMED.
Thanks to advances in electronic technology, we can now produce solar energy very cheap and store it very efficiently using batteries. Once installed, there is no recurrent expenditure, no oil or gas to feed it, as the sun shines so is the electricity produced, which is free and in abundance in our part of the world.
Solar with Storage, will do to Electricity in Africa what cell phones has done to Communication in Africa. With the advent of cell phones, Africa now, is probably one of the most connected continents in the world. Wired telephone lines was too expensive for Africa. Africa did not have capital to build the infrastructure necessary for the millions of miles of telephone lines for land line communication, that before cell phones, communication was almost non-existence. Solar can be dropped anywhere on the continent. There is no major capital needed to construct thousands of miles of high-tension electric lines across the continent. Electricity is produced where it is consumed. Maintenance is at a very minimum so there is very little re-current expenditure.
Nanergy Ltd. with it’s partner, Kaco New Energy of Germany has produced the most sustainable storage yet to store electric energy code named NKS storage. It can store anywhere from a kilo Watt hour to Mega Watt hours.