Mark Kragh is the founder and CTO of Off-Grid Europe GmbH. He is an expert in renewable energy systems with long-term experience in systems engineering and design, leadership as well as data analytics.
Since 2020, OGE is part of the project ASER300 that set the target to electrify at least 300 villages in Senegal. In the course of realizing the project, OGE set up the senegalese subsidiary Off-Grid Africa in order to establish itself long-term in the west-african market.
Innovation and constant optimization of technology are an integral part of the company. Apart from Off-Grid Systems, Mark has developed a unique solar boat (SunSailor) as well as a containerised solution to produce solar oxygen (SolarO2). He currently focuses on the development of a BESS (Battery energy storage system) for commercial and industrial users as well as on a solar cooling solution for the agricultural sector.
02:50 pm - 03:05 pm
Best Practice: On-Grid Goes Off-Grid with a Focus on Innovative Batteries, New Technologies, And Lighthouse Projects
PV is developing very fast. Efficiency has been going up as cost have been going down. Many applications are now competitive with grid supply and other forms of electricity supply. While in the past, off-grid users strived to become connected to the grid, we are now seeing the opposite happening. There is a grey zone between on-grid and off-grid products, and they are becoming established. Electrification strategies and outlooks are being adapted, which reflects the potential of interconnected off-grid systems. In this session, examples of such products and systems will be presented along with innovative electrification approaches.