Husk Power Systems provides clean energy to rural people in developing countries

As a rural American, I find it hard to forget how good I am personally. Unless I am in the desert or away from the jungle, I have 24/7 access to electricity, internet and wireless services. Even then, no matter how far we go, we still have amateur radios, satellite phones, and portable solar panels. But all this requires money and rural people in developing countries do not have all this money.

In the rural areas of the poorest countries, electricity is scarce. If you want something, you may want to use a diesel generator overtime. Or if you do not want to pay the bill and carry the scent, a small solar system can charge your phone and computer all day and give you a little light in the evening if you are lucky. . You can use a kerosene lamp after dark and after the used car battery charge.

But refrigerators, air conditioners, microwave ovens and other items we take for granted? Yes, forget about it. Unless you want to pay big bucks for extra fuel, a better generator, or a big deal, you can’t run goods 24/7 or add the necessary machinery to the power grid.

This is something Husk Power Systems is trying to change. The company is installing the power system, and is only paying for the power that the locals use to keep the money from coming forward. The smart measurement system works with a mobile app, which allows people to control their energy usage, rather than later charging.

Here is a video of how the company’s first hybrid gas and solar-powered system works:

While gassing on the surface may seem bad, if you eat biomass like Husk, it is carbon neutral. The amount of carbon that enters the atmosphere is generally very close to that of the atmosphere, and in most cases the plant can decompose into carbon and put it into the atmosphere. This does not necessarily mean burning or processing all biomass, but agricultural biomass can never be sustainable, suppose the forest was left alone.

Many people in the developing world can skip fossil fuels altogether.

While there are some doubts about the concept, the concept of “jumping” is very real, even if it is not perfect. Receiving mobile phones is the first phone in many developing countries to come before the landline. Husk hybrid biomas – solar-storage systems are a good example of this. In the developing world, people who are hungry and thirsty may be able to switch to renewable energy instead of using fossil fuels.

The good news is that developing countries need a better standard of living, so they do not have to be exposed to high levels of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. If we can make this happen, we can all win.

Image courtesy of the US Department of Defense (Public Domain)

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