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Over 625 million people live without power in Sub-Saharan Africa. That’s nearly 70 percent of the continent’s population. For those households with access to the grid, only 69 percent experience reliable electricity. Blackouts last for days, often impeding businesses from providing a dependable service or generating a consistent income. With electricity and economic growth so strongly correlated, the ability to rely on power is a fundamental first step toward ending poverty. Off Grid Electric is…

Harnessing the sun to help end energy poverty: Q&A with Off Grid Electric

Unreasonable
Over 625 million people live without power in Sub-Saharan Africa. That’s nearly 70 percent of the continent’s population. For those households with ac…
With 600-million people living in sub-Saharan Africa without access to electricity,  a new $36-milli…

36m challenge launched for off grid energy to power 20m homes in Africa

Forbes
With 600-million people living in sub-Saharan Africa without access to electricity,  a new $36-million initiative by USAID and President Barack Obama'…
We often report on enormous new solar power installations, facilities that generate megawatts of pow…

Off-Grid Electric has solarized 100,000 Africa households

Clean Technica
We often report on enormous new solar power installations, facilities that generate megawatts of power. But solar can also bring important benefits to…
Nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. In rural areas, the elec…

Off-Grid Electric Will Power African Entrepreneurs With Solar

Triple Pundit
Nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. In rural areas, the electrification rate is as low as 14.2 percent.  Those…
The biggest obstacle to powering off-grid homes is infrastructure. The problem, specifically in spar…

This $6 a month solar energy plan could power a million homes in Africa by 2017

Business Insider
The biggest obstacle to powering off-grid homes is infrastructure. The problem, specifically in sparsely populated areas, is a lack of power lines. Wi…
Renewable energy is increasingly becoming the alternative source to address poor electricity support in Nigeria. In this interview with Ediri Ejoh, Chief Executive Officer of ZOLA Electric, Bill Lenihan, talks about the unique solution his company is bringing to Nigerians to ensure 24- hour power supply. You are coming into Nigeria at a time when we have issues with energy access. What is ZOLA Electric bringing into the country. What are the implications of your coming into Nigeria at this time?…

Nigeria can attain 24 hour power supply through renewable inclusion — ZOLA Electric boss

Renewable energy is increasingly becoming the alternative source to address poor electricity support in Nigeria. In this interview with Ediri Ejoh, Ch…
People talk about a flash of inspiration. But Xavier Helgesen's eureka moment came in the dark. A fe…

This $6-A-Month Plan Brings Solar Power To People Living Off The Grid

People talk about a flash of inspiration. But Xavier Helgesen's eureka moment came in the dark. A few years ago, the American entrepreneur was traveli…