Off-grid and Edge-of-grid Case Studies

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The case studies illustrated in the map highlight key innovations and challenges of off-grid and edge-of-grid power systems. The research has been conducted by UNSW and GSES as part of the IEA PVPS Task 18 – Off-Grid and Edge-of-Grid Photovoltaic Systems.

Case study categories

Ocean and sand


Off-grid refers to power systems or grids which are not connected to the main electricity grid. 

Sand and ocean


Edge-of-grid refers to systems located in areas that face challenges relating to reliability, stability and cost. 

Clear water at the beach

Island grid

Island grid referes to small power systems or grids that serve island regions or countries.

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