Smart Phones Are the Key to Sustainable Off-Grid Power

Smart Phones Are the Key to Sustainable Off-Grid Power

BuffaloGrid brings power as a service to off grid communities enabling all those mobile phones which the UN identified as the biggest contributors to economic growth in these regions. Now power is just a text message away. Daniel Beccerra is Managing Director of Buffalo Grid, w e caught up with him ahead of his appearance at RE.WORK Cities Summit London: What does your work have to offer for progress on social development and human rights issues in developing-world cities? Our mission at BuffaloGrid is to bring power and connectivity to the rural world. Mobile phones are a global success. Out of the world’s estimated 7 billion people, 6 billion have access to mobile phones (GSMA Greenpower). More people have access to mobile phones than toilets (UN). The photo attached is from a remote village in Uganda, showing the response when we asked who had a mobile phone. When we as...

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