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Five Principles for Off-Grid Energy Policy

Sierra Club’s latest report talks about the five principles that policymakers should abide by to ensure rapid development of the off-grid energy market.

The Report states that the off-grid market potential of around $12Billion is still unexplored and if pursued with a suitable combination of policies, would help in rapid development of local economies and hence in generation of local jobs.

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Beyond-the-Grid Is Not Just About Light, It’s About Resiliency

At times when the grid fails, distributed generation offers a way to keep the lights on — not only in areas beyond the reach of the grid but in cities as well.

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People often highlight the cost-effectiveness and rapidity of deploying beyond-the-grid solar solutions. As the story goes, beyond-the-grid solar companies are providing power to rural places in developing countries where the grid hasn’t yet reached and at a lower cost than other available options. But distributed generation has other important benefits: it can offer more reliability than a centralized grid, too.

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OMC at TED@BCG, Berlin

Anil Raj, CEO and Co-founder of OMC, recently spoke at the TED@BCG conference held at midcentury Kosmos cinema, East Berlin.

The TED conference buzzed with several new ideas on business, technology and self, with the presence of over six hundred TEDsters, BCG’ers and guests. The event was produced by TED Institute, a project that embeds within organizations and companies to help employees develop their ideas.

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