Results of a 2013 study of the market potential for distributed micro-renewables like Hydrobee have been published by Norplan, a Norwegian consulting firm.

  1. NORPLAN Study: Cost Competitivness of Rural Electrification Solutions
  2. Cost-benefit analysis of rural electrification
  3. 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!