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Walking through any city in the US, you may not notice the evidence of centuries of technological progress around you. From the power lines snaking above to the people tapping away on their smartphones to the water running through pipes underground, it’s all just part of day-to-day life. Though most of us don’t see it, getting to this point has taken decades of innovation, iteration, and trial and error. But in developing countries, particularly African ones, millions of people are skipping the…

Leapfrogging tech is changing millions of lives. Here’s how

Singularity Hub
Walking through any city in the US, you may not notice the evidence of centuries of technological progress around you. From the power lines snaking ab…
Over 625 million people live without power in Sub-Saharan Africa. That’s nearly 70 percent of the co…

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 sparsely populated areas, is a lack of power lines. Without lines going to a remote power grid, many communities lack the access they need to electricity. Entire villages can stay dark. But there are ways around that. A startup called Off-Grid Electric is looking to use cheap rooftop solar panels for energy in rural parts of Africa, instead of building expensive infrastructure. Off-Grid Electric is a…

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…

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…