|Country||Zambia, Africa, U.S.
|Beneficiaries||Local communities, environment|
Standard Microgrid have developed an innovative approach to providing distributed renewable energy services in Zambia: a 12kW micro power utility that integrates proprietary grid management tools with solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and batteries, to provide clean, reliable energy to approximately 150 customers (including households, small businesses, rural schools and clinics).
Standard Microgrid’s solution simplifies and automates the otherwise complex construction and operation of a solar PV micro-grid. The Standard Microgrid Smart Switch enables remote demand-side control of the grid which when used in conjunction with the Microgrid Manager Mobile App, provides the ability to sell prepaid energy services, report energy use and misuse and maximize utilization of the unit’s generation capacity.
|Scope of Legal Assistance||Sidley is working with Standard Microgrid on a variety of matters including reviewing contracts with partners, advice on corporate structure, and creating an IP licensing agreement.