How solar energy is lighting up Kenya’s future
29 November 2018 | 12:12 pm
From charging mobile phones to supplying energy for factories, one new company is exploring the potential of solar energy in Kenya and throughout East Africa.
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Africa is one of the continents worst affected by climate change. An estimated 600 million people there don't have access to electricity, while even greater numbers live without clean cooking fuels or technologies. The continent currently accounts for less than 6 percent of global energy consumption and 2 percent of cumulative global emissions.
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