Off-grid battery storage is bringing power to people
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Off-grid battery storage brings power to people

More than a billion people around the globe don't have access to electricity, according to official figures, and many of those are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Home solar-powered energy systems mean families who aren’t on an electric grid now have power.

Batteries store power by day, to use at night. These kind of home-energy packs, which leapfrog centralised distribution, are becoming popular in sub-Saharan Africa with several companies competing for customers.

This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read the full article here.

Producers: Adrienne Murray, Yves Bucyana; Video editor: Sara Hegarty; Camera: Jean-Leonard Karuranga

  • 06 Mar 2018