Africa’s great size, along with a number of different factors, has made it an extremely difficult task to create electrical grids that consistently deliver power. This has led more and more people to rely on less-clean energy sources such as kerosene or diesel fuel. The good thing is Africa has an abundance of sunlight (potential solar energy), and with the price of solar panels falling to an all-time low, more and more people are able to harness solar energy power for their homes, with some companies offering low-income families access to solar energy for as little as $1 per month. Considering annual outages in sub-Saharan Africa can range from 50 to 4,600 hours, off-the-grid solar power is proving valuable in the region and throughout Africa.

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