Comparing Standalone and Mini-Grid Solutions for Off-Grid

Off-grid electrification takes two main forms – standalone home energy systems and mini-grids. Although mini-grids have been used for electrifying rural villages for at least two decades, it is standalone systems that are now far more common. We take a look at the part each has to play, who is doing what, the factors that are determining success or failure and the barriers that need to be overcome.

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