Misconceptions about Open Source innovations can lead to missed opportunities for organisations to leverage the benefits of Open Source innovation, such as increased collaboration, cost savings, and faster innovation. For Michel Fripat, chief technology officer at Solarly, a Cameroon based solar energy company, adopting Open Source makes impact much more possible and aids profitability.
Open Source makes it that much easier for others to make slight changes, modifications, or even fix problems – with proprietary technology, it’s either complicated at best or impossible at worst.
As the world shifts towards more sustainable solutions and the demand for clean energy continues to grow, investing in Open Source energy solutions is becoming increasingly important. Companies that embrace this trend now will not only help to address pressing energy needs, but also position themselves as leaders in the industry.