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As the firmware engineer (and more) here at Okra, I want to share with you how we built one of the first distributed solar microgrids and the engineering complexities we faced along the way. We are proud of our technical triumphs and engineering innovation, but they...read more
At Okra our engineers have been slaving away for the last 12 months to develop a plug & play grid in a box allowing companies to easily create their own microgrid networks. The reason we decided to build this technology is because Stand Alone Solar Home Systems...read more
Is there a need for small scale microgrids in rural off-grid communities? What’s the potential efficiency gains over standalone solar home systems? At Okra we’ve been running theoretical calculations for a while, and they all seem to suggest that a smart connected...read more
Sorry if this post is a mess but I wanted to learn a fair few things before posting, and the rambled train of thought that proceeds reflects the order and content of research I was conducting. So why the hell am I in Cambodia right now? And how have I managed to drag...read more
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