Many areas in this world are far away from national electricity grids. It is technically very difficult and cost intensive to connect these areas to national grids. Often these areas are not densely populated, which also means that there are low intentions to connect them to the national grid. The IEA estimates that in 2008, 1.5 billion people, or 22% of the world’s population, had no access to electricity, of whom 85% live in rural areas. (Source: Alliance for Rural Electrification: http://www.ruralelec.org/9.0.html)
We believe in decentralized energy supply. The transformation and consumption of energy then happens at the same place. This means less needs for energy transportation and therefore less energy losses. Therefore decentralized energy supply is energetically highly efficient. Decentralization means also energy autonomy. Remote and rural areas could become self sustainable with very little impacts on the environment.
Remote area electrification is one of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Global Anchor is not only helping the reach this goal but also empowering people to satisfy their energy needs on their own. By reaching these goals Global Anchor is using mainly HYDRO POWER as the technical solution for transforming energy.