Solar energy brings power to rural Africa

| 24/08/2010

(CNN): In rural communities of Africa — where more than 95 percent of homes have no access to electricity — solar energy has the power to transform lives. Globally, 1.5 billion people, one quarter of the world’s population, live without electricity, according to a United Nations report. Those who can afford any power at all spend large proportions of their income on kerosene for lamps or travel to larger towns to charge their batteries several times a week. Burning kerosene contributes to indoor air pollution, which is estimated to kill 1.6 million people each year.

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