As we go about our high-tech, modern lives – it’s easy to forget that many remote regions of the world are still without reliable electricity. Some of the 17,500+ islands that make up Indonesia are a perfect example. But how does one create a single connected national grid to bring power to those in need? It’s simply not possible. A logical solution must be found for each specific area, and lucky for the island of Sumba – a dedicated NGO and team of Master’s in Sustainable Energy Systems students are working hard to find theirs. The EIT InnoEnergy students’ IPoY (Integrated Project of the Year) could demonstrate how decentralised renewables can successfully be used to electrify remote areas – and have far-reaching implications to make an impact around the globe!