Mini-Grid Compliant (PUEs)
Productive use equipment refers to electrical equipment and appliances that are used for income-generating activities or other productive purposes. These types of equipment can include agricultural tools, small-scale manufacturing equipment, commercial refrigeration systems, water pumps, and other equipment that is designed to support productive activities and help to increase economic productivity and growth.
Productive use equipment is commonly used in rural areas and other regions where access to electricity is limited or unreliable. By providing electricity to power productive use equipment, mini-grid systems can help to improve economic opportunities and livelihoods for people in these areas, as well as support local businesses and industries.
Examples of productive use equipment include solar-powered irrigation pumps, grain mills, welding machines, and sewing machines.
These types of equipment can be designed to operate on a low-voltage direct current (DC) power supply, which is commonly used in mini-grid systems. By supporting the use of productive use equipment, mini-grid systems can help to increase the efficiency and profitability of businesses and industries in off-grid and remote areas.
Mini-grid-compliant products refer to electrical appliances and equipment that meet the technical requirements and standards for use in a mini-grid system. These products are designed to operate efficiently and effectively with low-voltage direct current (DC) power supply commonly used in mini-grid systems. They are also designed to be energy-efficient, durable, and affordable, in order to meet the needs of people in off-grid and remote areas who rely on mini-grids as their primary source of electricity.