Canadian entrepreneurs are helping bring solar power to a growing number of Africans living off the grid.
More than half a billion people in Africa don’t have access to electricity, according to Lighting Africa, a program run by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation to improve access to energy. By 2030, that number is expected to reach about 700 million.
The need for light in those communities forces people to turn to cheap, dangerous sources like kerosene lamps and candles.
But some Canadians are stepping in to create affordable, clean energy alternatives: