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Solar company bringing the ‘modern lifestyle’ to rural Rwanda and Tanzania

Berlin-based solar company Mobisol has sold 40,000 home solar systems to mostly low-income earners in off-grid locations.

Power privatisation: Uganda case study

The privatisation and liberalisation of Uganda’s power sector is one of the most complete examples of this type of initiative in Africa.

Getting current: New tech giving more Africans access to electricity

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens.

Seeing power generation as a business opportunity: African CEOs weigh in

Business leaders – including Tony Elumelu, Adewale Tinubu and John Rice – share their thoughts on the continent's power sector.

Seven innovative companies meeting Africa’s renewable energy needs

Six hundred million people currently lack access to reliable grid-connected electricity in sub-Saharan Africa – these companies have solutions.

Four things to know about Africa’s pay-as-you-go solar energy market

The pay-as-you-go solar model is giving low-income earners in off-grid locations access to electricity.

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    Seeing power generation as a business opportunity: African CEOs weigh in

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    Power privatisation: Uganda case study

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