Vanuatu has started testing an energy system called ‘Power Blox’, the first-ever use of swarm technology in the Pacific.
With Power Blox, the remote island of Lelepa in Vanuatu sets an example of how flexible and affordable systems have the potential to quickly create wealth and happiness.
The system was installed in two days for less than one third of the costs of conventional solar power. Future growth will cover all households in the community and more importantly increase the power capacity by easily and quickly adding new cubes.
Innovation may well be the key to address the low but increasing demand of rural communities, while promoting the productive use of energy to develop and expand the grids. The technology allows communities to create new livelihoods within their safe social structures, at their own pace.