Solar for Africa Blog
The electric light bulb was invented in the 19th century, yet here we are in the 21st with over 600 million people in Africa forced to light their homes with dangerous, outdated, technologies such as candles and kerosene lamps. This is unacceptable for so many reasons. This site is all how the pico-solar revolution is changing the situation.

Join today’s Live Q&A: How can we reach 100% renewable?

Do join me and a panel of experts for The Guardian‘s Live Q&A session on ‘How can we reach 100% renewables,’ today between 1-3pm (UK time). Based in Kenya, I’ll be looking at this from the perspective of Off Grid Africa, where there are over 600 million people living without access to electricity. Click here for more info.

At SunnyMoney, SolarAid‘s social enterprise, we are working hard to catalyse solar markets which serve households without access to reliable electricity. SunnyMoney works in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Uganda and is approaching 2 million solar light sales across rural East Africa.

To join and follow the discussion on Twitter use the hashtag #globaldevlive 

Other panelist include:

Riccardo Amoroso, Head of innovation and sustainability, Enel Green Power, Rome, Italy.

Andrew Sudmant, research fellow, University of Leeds, London, UK,@andrewsudmant

Nick Rosen, editor, OFF-GRID.NET, London, UK, @nickrosen2

Seth Schultz, director of research, measurement & planning, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, New York, US @SethSchultz

Nadim Chaudhry, chief executive, Green Power Conferences, London, UK,@nadgreenpower

Rish Ghatikar, research affiliate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, vice president of technology, Greenlots, San Francisco, US, @thatNthis

Ilmi Granoff, head of green growth, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK,@theilmatic

Emmanuel Hakizimana, electrical engineer consultant, Ampersand Solar, Kigali, Rwanda, @hakemmy3


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