Renewable mini-grids come to Africa

Resource / Renewable mini-grids come to Africa

By Joy Green / 03 Dec 2015

620 million people in Africa lack access to electricity (half the global total). now falling renewable costs mean that decentralised mini-grids can be cheaply built to supply rural villages - a big improvement on isolated individual solar panels that usually just provide house lighting. mini-grids provide enough continuous power for small business needs and over time can be expanded. The first African minigrids are currently being built by companies such as Enel.

 

What might the implications of this be? What related resources have you seen?

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