Small Solar Electric Systems for Africa

A Guide for Planning and Installing Solar Electric Systems in Rural Africa

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Agriculture and Food




Since the 1981 UNCNRSE conference in Nairobi, a number of policy makers and NGO representatives have been calling for increased reliance on renewable energy. However, dispite attempts by donors and policy makers to increase use of renewable energy technologies, there are very few renewable energy success stories in Africa. Part of the problem is that rural people are unaware of the technologies, and do not have the material or information resources to attempt projects, no matter how technically, environmentally or economically viable they may be.


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