01 Aug '11, 8am

Solar Power Solutions for Rural Africa: Rural electrification is a serious challenge all over the world. In Tanz...

Solar Power Solutions for Rural Africa: Rural electrification is a serious challenge all over the world. In Tanz...

Rural electrification is a serious challenge all over the world. In Tanzania, 75% of the population lives in rural areas with an electrification rate so low, it’s barely worth mentioning. The Lighting Africa Project estimates it to be around 2%. While people in urban and sub-urban areas aspire to get access to the national power grid, despite its unreliable service, rural areas some will be waiting a lifetime before seeing an electrical line come their way. During a home stay with a rural farming family outside of Dar es Salaam, we were able to see first hand the necessity and opportunity of developing solutions for off-grid electrification that are accessible for these rural populations.

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