Village Data Analytics (VIDA)
Using satellites and advanced AI to service the off-grid industry
Village Data Analytics brings together high impact technology and deep energy access market expertise in Africa and Asia. Our software-enabled energy service can estimate a village’s energy demand and revenue potential for a mini-grid. VIDA uses machine-learning algorithms to predict the socio-economic health of a village. This data-driven knowledge de-risks projects, reduces time and costs for viable mini-grid planning and investment at scale. VIDA is a start-up that, we at TFE Energy, are incubating, with a goal to scale mini-grids using Machine Learning algorithms. We are building the technology through our partnership with appliedAI, a division of UnternehmerTUM, the start-up incubator at the Technical University of Munich and one of the largest in Europe. AppliedAI is Germany’s leading non-profit initiative for the application of artificial intelligence.