Start-ups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged


Energy access remains a huge problem for most people living on the African continent. More than 600 million out of a population of about 1.3 billion people in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have reliable electricity access. Although sub-Saharan Africa has about 13% of the world’s population, about 48% are without energy access. Only seven countries in the sub-region – Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Namibia, Senegal and South Africa – can boast of 50% access rates. And, with the exception of South Africa, the energy consumption rate is 150 kilowatt per capita, way below emerging market estimates. It’s been projected that…This story continues at The Next Web

by Fred McBangonluri
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https://thenextweb.com/africa/2017/05/24/start-ups-can-help-africa-meet-energy-needs-need-encouraged/
 

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