Solution | Product, Service, Process


EarthSpark's Participant Power

An energy access solving by moving microgrid development towards market with renewable, reliable, resilient energy systems.


Moving microgrid towards market is a project driven process focused on "de-risking by doing", by blending technology, business model and policy innovation

Participant Power's efforts to move microgrid development for energy access towards market are driven by blending smart grid technology with business model innovation and thoughtful policy advocacy. The community sized solar PV site is enhanced with an inverter battery storage system and a back up generator for 24 hour up time. The specifications of the system are designed to match load demands as identified in pre-development surveying. Distribution to home and business connections are enabled by smart metering in partnership with EarthSpark alum, SparkMeter, providing grid optimisation functions, time of use pricing and tiered tariffs and prepaid participation. Grid services as a utility are managed by EarthSpark spin-off Enèji Pwòp who through a network of local vendors, sell energy credits.

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Key features

  • The grid avoids 13.9t CO2eq of emissions annually


  • Savings on pre-grid energy expenses of 50-80%

Company Profile

EarthSpark International

Washington, DC 20036, USA


SDG's of Application

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Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

Looking For


Networking Partner

Sparknews is dedicated to amplifying positive change by working at the crossroads of social and environmental innovation, news media and the corporate world.


Activity Region

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

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