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Monetizing stranded electricity to reduce demand risk - A way towards 100% renewable mini-grids

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In this insightful episode, Nico Peterschmidt from INENSUS takes the helm, engaging in a fascinating dialogue with Kyle Hamilton of Nuru Sasu and Erik Hersman from Gridless. Dive into the challenges and innovations of managing surplus electricity in mini-grids, especially in the dynamic landscapes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kyle sheds light on Nuru Sasu’s pioneering staged implementation approach. While diesel generators serve as temporary bridges between stages of solar PV system expansion for electrifying bustling towns, smaller villages present a unique challenge in harnessing excess power.
Ever wondered about the confluence of cryptocurrency and sustainable energy? Erik delves into Gridless' remarkable success story of deploying bitcoin miners in hydro mini-grids. He explains why hydro mini-grids are easier for bitcoin mining than solar mini-grids. Nico uncovers how INENSUS uses machine learning controllers to overcome the challenge of integrating bitcoin miners into solar mini-grids.
The trio doesn’t shy away from the pressing hurdles: confronting issues like hardware theft, intricate import duties, and the prevailing skepticism around bitcoin. They explore potential alternatives, such as leveraging cloud services with GPUs tailored for AI applications.
By the end of the conversation, one thing becomes irrefutably clear: A future dominated by 100% renewable mini-grids, slashing demand risks, is not only achievable but also likely to set the new gold standard. And with this evolution, the doors to climate finance might just swing wide open for the mini-grid sector. Tune in for an electrifying discussion on the future of sustainable energy!
LinkedIN : 👉 https://lnkd.in/epAXws2S

Twitter: https://x.com/INENSUSgmbh/status/1704059464800739442?s=20

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inensus-gmbh/mycompany/
Twitter: INENSUS (@INENSUSgmbh) / X (twitter.com)
Visit www.inensus.com for more info.

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Chapters

1. Solar Mini-Grids and Stranded Electricity (00:00:09)

2. Renewable Energy and Bitcoin Mining (00:10:23)

3. Solar Mini Grids and Bitcoin Mining (00:25:45)

4. Financing Mini Grids With Bitcoin Mining (00:32:36)

5. New Energy Investors in Africa (00:38:39)

6. Import Taxes and Cloud Computing in DRC (00:52:28)

7. Integrating Cloud Computing in Mini-Grids (01:01:34)

26 episodes

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Content provided by Nico Peterschmidt / INENSUS. All podcast content including episodes, graphics, and podcast descriptions are uploaded and provided directly by Nico Peterschmidt / INENSUS or their podcast platform partner. If you believe someone is using your copyrighted work without your permission, you can follow the process outlined here https://player.fm/legal.

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In this insightful episode, Nico Peterschmidt from INENSUS takes the helm, engaging in a fascinating dialogue with Kyle Hamilton of Nuru Sasu and Erik Hersman from Gridless. Dive into the challenges and innovations of managing surplus electricity in mini-grids, especially in the dynamic landscapes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kyle sheds light on Nuru Sasu’s pioneering staged implementation approach. While diesel generators serve as temporary bridges between stages of solar PV system expansion for electrifying bustling towns, smaller villages present a unique challenge in harnessing excess power.
Ever wondered about the confluence of cryptocurrency and sustainable energy? Erik delves into Gridless' remarkable success story of deploying bitcoin miners in hydro mini-grids. He explains why hydro mini-grids are easier for bitcoin mining than solar mini-grids. Nico uncovers how INENSUS uses machine learning controllers to overcome the challenge of integrating bitcoin miners into solar mini-grids.
The trio doesn’t shy away from the pressing hurdles: confronting issues like hardware theft, intricate import duties, and the prevailing skepticism around bitcoin. They explore potential alternatives, such as leveraging cloud services with GPUs tailored for AI applications.
By the end of the conversation, one thing becomes irrefutably clear: A future dominated by 100% renewable mini-grids, slashing demand risks, is not only achievable but also likely to set the new gold standard. And with this evolution, the doors to climate finance might just swing wide open for the mini-grid sector. Tune in for an electrifying discussion on the future of sustainable energy!
LinkedIN : 👉 https://lnkd.in/epAXws2S

Twitter: https://x.com/INENSUSgmbh/status/1704059464800739442?s=20

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inensus-gmbh/mycompany/
Twitter: INENSUS (@INENSUSgmbh) / X (twitter.com)
Visit www.inensus.com for more info.

  continue reading

Chapters

1. Solar Mini-Grids and Stranded Electricity (00:00:09)

2. Renewable Energy and Bitcoin Mining (00:10:23)

3. Solar Mini Grids and Bitcoin Mining (00:25:45)

4. Financing Mini Grids With Bitcoin Mining (00:32:36)

5. New Energy Investors in Africa (00:38:39)

6. Import Taxes and Cloud Computing in DRC (00:52:28)

7. Integrating Cloud Computing in Mini-Grids (01:01:34)

26 episodes

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