We are happy to announce that we have closed a round of funding led by the European Space Agency to further develop the VIDA technology. We are excited to work closely with appliedAI and users in Africa and Asia to validate and expand VIDA’s functionality.
“VIDA provides a very high-quality analysis of remote areas. For a company entering new markets, with limited on-ground data, VIDA can dramatically influence site selection and generate a quality pipeline of sites quickly.”
“VIDA gives governments, funders, and companies the ability to assess energy access market potential rapidly and at-scale. This capability will be critical as Africa works to provide universal energy access by 2030."
"VIDA drastically improves electricity access planning in emerging markets with the use of cutting-edge technology such as AI and earth observation. It showed us the limitations in accuracy and scale of manual surveys and it provided us with a credible estimation of the capacity and willingness to pay for electricity."
“VIDA can significantly improve the SHS business model by identifying promising sales locations, evaluating payment risk and supporting the operations of on-ground sales and maintenance teams”