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Solarcentury Making an Impact in Eritrea

Solarcentury making an impact in Eritrea
The Areza – Maidma solar powered mini-grid now connects 28 villages with 40,000 people, over 500 commercial business and 80 institutions.

BY SOLARCENTURY

Theo Guerre-Canon is the local project manager for Solarcentury’s Eritrea project. He tells us about the high hopes he has for social and economic change in the area. Earlier this month we launched two solar-hybrid mini-grids. Continue reading Solarcentury Making an Impact in Eritrea

67 Million Ethiopians Do Not Have Access to Electricity

Only 23% of Ethiopians have access to electricity: IEA

By TESFANEWS,

ETHIOPIA’s 67.1 million citizens (77% of the total 87 million populations) do not have access to electricity, a new research by the International Energy Agency reveals.

Ethiopia is one of the six African countries that have chosen to be part of the United States’ Power Africa Initiative.

Approximately 230 million people from these six countries namely Ethiopia (67.1m), Liberia (3.9m), Tanzania (38.5m), Nigeria (79.4m), Kenya (33.5m) and Ghana (9.6m), do not have access to electricity meaning that there is often no electricity to power lights to study or to work at night. Continue reading 67 Million Ethiopians Do Not Have Access to Electricity