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How an eco-innovation is helping Africa’s most vulnerable

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Every day, tens of thousands of people flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. There are now more registered refugees in the world than there are citizens of the United Kingdom. From Turkey to Tanzania, sprawling …

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Power to the people: off-grid solar continues its meteoric rise

solar lights up night market kenya (Eco MoJo)
Over one billion people globally do not have access to electricity. Of those, 600 million reside in Africa. Just as the continent leapfrogged the landline telephone in favour of the mobile, it may also leapfrog centralized fossil fuel powered grids, moving straight to small-scale, off-grid and mini-grid renewable energy. 100 million people already have off-grid solar products in Africa, and D-light alone has reached over 80 million people globally. We traveled to Kenya to find out what is driving this growth and what the future might hold.
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Young women in Nairobi primed to be renewable energy engineers of tomorrow

Starehe Solar Pioneers Kenya (EcoMojo:ZFEP)
We travel 15km North East from Nairobi, the bustling capital of Kenya, down a dusty, bumpy road. We pass large houses being constructed among fields of maize. As we approach Starehe Girls Centre, we spot the large solar array, angled on the car park roof at the entrance to the school. This 25KW solar array is the centrepiece of a renewable energy transformation at Starehe; the award of their winning entry to the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
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