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PeCo Grids

Globally 1.1 billion people don’t have access to electricity, 600 million in Africa as per World Bank estimates. PeCo grids aim to address this challenge by pursuing a de-centralised paradigm for off-grid electrification, enabled by several recent developments:

  • The semiconductor revolution has unlocked new possibilities for electrification. 
  • Computing and communication has hugely benefited from this, and the impact can be observed all over the planet.
  • The decrease in PV costs over the past decades makes this the clear go-to source of electrical energy.
  • Improved understanding of complex systems allow for new algorithms and operating models that unlocks new opportunities to reach people in rural areas effectively and affordably.

Please see our website at or contact Prof. Willie Conje for more information or if you are interested in joining us.