Currently, one of the pressing issues facing solar adoption is access to dollar and exchange rate. The increase in the price of dollar affects the market value of batteries, inverters and panels. When dollar rises, even those who have old stock add to their prices making it more expensive for people.
The smell of meat on the grill, stares from curious onlookers and persuasive sales pitches rented the air as we strolled through Burma Market in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya.
Agrivoltaic farming increases land-use efficiency, as it lets solar farms and agriculture share ground, rather than making them compete against one another.
Energy poverty is a growing global challenge with significant adverse effects on well-being and health. However, its social impacts on vulnerable population in deprived communities have been largely ignored.
Ethiopia has one of the highest energy deficits in the world, with 56 million people lacking any access to electricity, including 61% of the rural population. Lack of access to energy is a major constraint on Ethiopian agriculture, a sector that is both central to rural livelihoods and increasingly vulnerable to climate change impacts.
After years of developing energy projects, and dealing with the frustrations of interconnecting to the grid, Ben Parvey said enough is enough. It’s time to help people get off the grid.
Joy Itamah, who grows crops and rears goats in Oyo State, has a difficult experience with Nigeria’s perpetually poor power supply and many other challenges.
Dr. Harald Schützeichel
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