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Inga dream again deferred

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    So-called off-grid solar systems have plummeted in price.
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    The role off-grid electrification solutions play is increasingly recognised by governments.
  3. Profit-making idea: Solar really is set to replace conventional power

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  4. Climate-smart investment opportunities in four African countries

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    Highlighting the potential in renewable energy, agriculture and urban infrastructure.
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    Investec Asset Management's Mark Jennings shares why the firm just acquired a ‘significant shareholding’ in Mobisol.
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    13 June, 2016
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