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Novel African utilities reject lead for Microgrid backup

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 12:48 -- John Shepherd
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A novel African utility company, which sports actor Leonardo Di Caprio as one of its board members, is actively rejecting lead aid technology for storage back up as it rolls out microgrid technology across the continent.

Powerhive, which operates in Kenya Nigeria and Rwanda has taken the view on the incumbent energy storage technology, following findings from Cleantech Hub, a clean energy research unit based in Abuja, Nigeria. The research centre says that a mere 13% of lead-acid batteries are recycled in Nigeria.

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