Power Roll awarded Energy Catalyst 5 project
20 April 2018
Power Roll is delighted to have been awarded a £700k grant from Innovate UK to fund development and demonstration of its unique ultra-low cost, scalable solar PV technology in off-grid locations in Africa and India.
Power Roll is working with expert sub-contractors and three partners to support the demonstrators across several test sites in these markets. Project partners include The Energy and Resources Institute, India (TERI), Unilever and Newcastle University.
The project is focused on the development and demonstration of various system applications that address the energy needs of rural off-grid communities in the Sub Saharan African, India and SE Asia. In the first year, Power Roll will develop several demonstration sites across India and Africa for commercial applications such as solar pumping for agricultural irrigation.
In year two, Power Roll will deploy its PV technology into the various applications and test sites allowing collection of field data, including system performance and end user benefits