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Power to the People

Feb 11, 2021 | UNDP

“In my village, 77 households have been connected. This is a project that really benefits people and there are other villages where solar power would be good to use too”…

Once Upon a River: Ep3: Trouble on the Mekong

Feb 08, 2021 | CNA

“Using rapidly deplooyable energy solutions. without any environmental damage. might just be the future of Cambodia. As the spirit to innovate spreads on the banks of the mighty mekong, the fight to balance it’s environment and development has truly begun”…

Village first to get ‘smart-grid’ in Kampong Chhnang province

Dec 23, 2020 | Khmer Times

Stung Chrov village in Kampong Chhnang province is the first to receive a “smart-grid” electrical system beginning a rollout to reach the final 10 percent of households living without electricity….

Okra Solar is Bringing Clean Renewable Energy to Remote Corners in Asia

Nov 25, 2020 | That’s Shenzhen

Did you know that close to one billion people still have no access to electricity? Okra Solar is looking to solve that problem by bringing energy to remote communities with their smart solar microgrids and accompanying software. The four-year-old Aussie startup is still in its early growth stages but…

Okra | Solar technology for microgrids in Cambodia

Jun 06, 2020 | Nexus for Development

About half of the population of Cambodia lives without access to the electricity grid. These low-income people are the most vulnerable to adverse economic changes and stand to gain the most from a reliable energy source…

Okra Solar’s new tech is a one-two punch against energy poverty

Jun 02, 2020 | PV Magazine

Okra Solar, the Aussie startup we last saw delivering solar mini-grids to remote communities via a shared ping-pong table, is emerging from Covid-19 lockdown with new investors and two new pieces of tech that will better enable…

Innovative, impactful projects pitched at PFAN-MI Clean Energy Investment Forum

May 27, 2019 | UNIDO

Did you know that close to one billion people still have no access to electricity? Okra Solar is looking to solve that problem by bringing energy to remote communities with their smart solar microgrids and accompanying software. The four-year-old Aussie startup is still in its early growth stages but…

IoT-based Solar Energy Firm Okra Closes Funding from Schneider Electric, Japan’s GGG

May 29, 2020 | EQ International

Did you know that close to one billion people still have no access to electricity? Okra Solar is looking to solve that problem by bringing energy to remote communities with their smart solar microgrids and accompanying software. The four-year-old Aussie startup is still in its early growth stages but…

Energy

Feb 22, 2020 | Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Can we see a future Cambodia as a society that has reduced its energy demand and dependence on imported fuels such as oil and coal and moved towards forms of renewable energy such as solar, wind, and biogas?…

High-tech Makers in Shenzhen

Dec 12, 2019 | CCTV English

Did you know that close to one billion people still have no access to electricity? Okra Solar is looking to solve that problem by bringing energy to remote communities with their smart solar microgrids and accompanying software. The four-year-old Aussie startup is still in its early growth stages but…

Booking.com Announces the Award Recipients of its 2019 Accelerator Program for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

May 10, 2019 | Booking.com

Did you know that close to one billion people still have no access to electricity? Okra Solar is looking to solve that problem by bringing energy to remote communities with their smart solar microgrids and accompanying software. The four-year-old Aussie startup is still in its early growth stages but…