Results of a 2013 study of the market potential for distributed micro-renewables like Hydrobee have been published by Norplan, a Norwegian consulting firm.
- “NORPLAN Study: Cost Competitivness of Rural Electrification Solutions“
- “Cost-benefit analysis of rural electrification“
- “The potential of solar PV off-grid systems“
The study compares these quantified benefits of electrification with up-to-date cost estimations for various electrification technologies. The study demonstrates that solar PV mini-grid (and off-grid) is cost competitive with fuel generators and an economically viable alternative. Hydrobee is a core component of any micro solar system because it has the battery and electronics needed but it also works when there is no sun!
Hydrobee is exhibiting at the SURF Expo on June 18, 2-6 pm, in downtown Seattle. Over 100 startup companies are showcasing their products and initiatives. Over 700 attendees are expected. We will have a table shared with our production partner DA International Group.
The next week, on June 22 we are presenting at the Cleantech Showcase sponsored by Cleantech Alliance of Washington, on the Seattle waterfront. Twenty other companies and organizations are also presenting. This is a great opportunity to learn about the major trends for clean tech in the state and region, and who are the rising stars. With twenty minutes to present, we’ll discuss Hydrobee and also the macro trends globally that are creating this huge new market for off grid charging with our product. Contact Burt Hamner at 206-491-0945 if you are interested to hear the Hydrobee presentation as our guest.