As well as lighting up lives, decentralized renewables are powering enterprise. The video below from 2015 Ashden Award winner SteamaCo shows the technology behind their microgrids, which use cloud-based remote metering and payments, and how the grids are powering bars, barbers, and businesses in Western Kenya. 

The long list of nominees for the 2016 Ashden Awards also includes many other innovative off-grid enterprises: Gham Power, Empower Generation, Azimuth Power, SunFunder, Frontier Markets, We Care Solar, and Greenlight Planet.