Given the dispersion of populations in countries like Tanzania, the investment necessary to meet the energy need through traditional means, large-scale utility grid infrastructure, will run in the billions and take decades. Distributed power-generation technologies are better suited for the challenge, and more quickly deployed at a fraction the cost.
Just as limited power has constrained communities, affordable power has the potential to transform them for better. Farmers can mechanize their work, increasing productivity five-fold. Fishers can save on their catch and save their catch through processing and preservation, enabled by equipment. Value chains can be rebalanced to provide greater returns for producers.
Like technology, energy is ultimately an enabler. It democratizes opportunity, putting productive resources in the hands of all. We have experienced the demand and seen the impact: savings, greater productivity and income, connectivity, and a better quality of life in general. We exist to meet that demand.