Micro power energizing rural areas

The energy situation in Africa is characterised by lack of access to sustainable energy services, which leads to a self-perpetuating vicious circle of poverty, poor health, low productivity and food shortage. The need to accelerate development in Africa is widely recognised and access to clean reliable energy is vital to that task. Yet Africa lags seriously in this regard. Most of the commercial energy Africa produces is exported to other continents, sometimes with minimal benefit to local populations. Statistics are showing a clear reversal of trends in the energy sector in parts of Africa. Per capita consumption of modern energy (electricity and fuels) is reducing, but consumption of biomass (wood, charcoal and agricultural residue) is increasing.

2008 , Practical Action Eastern Africa

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