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In Lesotho, solar panels generate power for households. Max Pixel
Using data collected from households in both Zimbabwe and Botswana, simulations comparing our intelligent solar backup system with a standard diesel generator demonstrated the superiority of our solar solution.
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Combating energy poverty and energy insecurity are critical elements to achieving environmental health equity for billions worldwide.
Historically, programs that have focused on increasing energy delivery have paid too little attention to improving lives, eradicating poverty, and improving economic empowerment through productive use of energy. This historical trend has limited, in various ways, the socioeconomic and developmental impact of access to energy.
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African nations continue to hold the unenviable position of being disproportionately vulnerable to climate change. Although the continent accounts for the smallest share of global greenhouse gas emissions – only 3.8% – it’s already heating faster than the rest of the world.
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Over the last decade off-grid energy companies delivered clean, renewable & affordable power to 470 million people, creating 370,000 jobs and avoiding 74 million metric tons of GHG emissions. Investment had increased six-fold between 2012 and 2017. Yet even with the growth of the sector, energy access companies were operating on razor-thin margins.

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