Microgrids grow communities
Smitz Laboratories’ decentralized microgrids work in rural areas or city centers from Mombasa to Kinshasa growing communities and developing energy independent districts in areas that critically require economic development.
ELECTRIFYING ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
Microgrids provide an excellent opportunity for vibrant public-private partnerships by turning seed funding from public sector grants into price subsidies for customers, creating opportunities for new developments that promote commercial activity while providing affordable power to local communities.
THE OLD WAY OF ELECTRIFICATION
Traditional electrical infrastructure is expensive and built around large, central baseline power plants reliant on coal or other carbon-based extractive industry fuels. Traditional power infrastructure creates a high barrier to entry, encouraging monopolistic practices that have to be constantly restrained by regulation.
THE NEW WAY OF ELECTRIFICATION
Our microgrids make power accessible to everybody by enabling community participation and competitive markets of low cost suppliers that can take advantage of just-in-time acquisitions, capturing savings from falling renewable prices.
RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ALL
Community-based energy solutions built on renewable energy sources such as a wind turbines, hydrothermal, or solar cells ensure that communities have independent, diverse, and resilient energy sources and suppliers.
Electrification in the age of climate change and population growth
Across the region climate change presents the greatest threat to economic prosperity and political stability. Nigeria’s urban centers are expected to add 212 million new residents by 2050 further straining the region’s largest economy and most populace country.
Now is the time to make smarter investments
The world can no longer rely on fossil fuel monopolies to meet the electrification needs of growing urban populations and rural populations without exacerbating the impact of economic inequality and climate change including food insecurity, prolonged drought, rising sea levels and extreme weather.
THE SMITZ LABORATORIES VALUE
Smitz Laboratories is focused on public-private partnerships to encourage sustainable economic development.
Our Sustainable Growth practice provides support for local startups, governments, and investors seeking to maximize economic productivity. We use big data aggregation and analytics that accurately model the problem and solution to enable smart investments in sustainable and scalable infrastructure models suited for the modern economies of smart cities.
Smitz Laboratories is committed to developing smart new frameworks for investments in the economic developments we see as necessary to move away from dependency on extractive industries and volatile commodities markets for a strong, stable, and sustainable future.