Investing in reliable, affordable and secure distributed electricity solutions for communities with unreliable or no grid connectivity.
More than 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity, and reducing this number is critical to bringing opportunity and prosperity to developing countries. Many of the world's energy-poor are located in areas without connectivity to an electricity grid, some of which have few prospects for grid connectivity in the near term. While large-scale centralized power generation projects have dominated electrification efforts for decades, advancements in renewable and efficient technologies have made distributed, decentralized systems increasingly attractive to communities, consumers and even low-level industrial users.
REEEP invests in markets for off-grid electrification from the small-scale household (stand-alone solar lighting and power sources) to microgrid and minigrid applications.