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!