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How Green Power is Driving Rural Africa

Graham Watson

5th August 2020

Here is a fantastic developmental clip looking at a small-scale project in rural Kenya.

The project is looking to fostering sustainable development via green energy. In a continent where 650 million people still don't have access to electricity, via solar-powered mini-grids, this might offer a solution that significantly enhances people's developmental prospects.

It looks at the multiple ways that mini-grids can supply power in a way that is affordable for Africa's rural poor: as the clip highlights, the problem really is one which revolves around the age-old chicken-egg conundrum. In this case, start-up, Powerhive, is hoping that help establishing businesses will then allow its communities to become rich enough to afford their energy.

Just so much to marvel at - not least the power of markets to enhance development.

Find out more about Powerhive through their social media channel

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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