Ep 001: Internet & Electricity to Off Grid Communities – BuffaloGrid

This interview is the first of a new podcast series called “Entrepreneurs & Economic Development” talking to entrepreneurs using business and technology to solve problems at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Listen to the interview by clicking play above or read the dialogue below. 

The following interview was conducted with Daniel Becerra, Managing Director with BuffaloGrid. BuffaloGrid is a UK based company bringing Internet access and electricity to off grid rural communities at the bottom of the pyramid. The company operates in multiple countries and recently released its Internet hotspot feature on new devices. Most companies in the BOP Solar industry are focusing on home systems or mini grids and BuffaloGrid’s approach is truly unique focusing at the shopkeeper level while incorporating Internet services.

You will learn:

  • The history of BuffaloGrid and how they entered the solar energy business.

  • Information about their product, which provides Internet and electricity to rural communities.

  • The difficulties of product development in the Bottom of the Pyramid solar industry.