(via In India, home solar energy on a pay-as-you-go plan | Springwise)
Simpa Networks effectively addresses two issues with their solar energy pay as you go model. The first, offering poorer communities in the developing world access to affordable electricity. The second, the spread of electricity that is clean and renewable. As countries like India develop their infrastructure, their exists a vast potential for new energy distribution models. In the U.S. we have become accustomed to a centralized electric grid, one powerplant providing energy for many homes. Perhaps, decentralized models are better or pay as you go models like the one described in this Springwise article are in fact more in line with some households needs. In any case, in India as well as parts of Africa this model seems to be taking hold. Will these countries ultimately have decentralized grids? E-mail any energy distribution models you may have to email@example.com and so we can continue thinking out of the box in regards to energy distribution.