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Kenya: Is Waste Power the Future?

Kenya: Is Waste Power the Future? | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it

With shortages of power and rising costs of fuels, Embu prison in Kenya has turned to human excrement to generate power.


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5 Social Entrepreneurs Awarded at World Economic Forum on Africa

5 Social Entrepreneurs Awarded at World Economic Forum on Africa | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it

Five leading innovators were named the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2012 Africa by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum on Africa from May 9-11.

 

Among them is Sameer Hajee from Nuru Energy Group. With many homes in sub-Saharan Africa not connected to electricity grids, Nuru Energy works with micro-entrepreneurs to disseminate its Nuru LED light, which can be recharged using an off-grid, pedal-powered platform. The LED light gives up to 26 hours of light and costs one-sixth of kerosene to recharge. To date, Nuru Energy has set up 70 village-level entrepreneurs who have sold 10,000 Nuru lights.


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Tanzania's National Renewable Energy Day, 6-7 June 2012

The Tanzania Renewable Energy Association will conduct the National Renewable Energy Day in Dar es Salaam on the 6th and 7th June, 2012. The event will consist of two major parts, exhibitions and workshop. In addition, there will be a Study Tour to visit the best practice installation of renewable energy technology.


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Solar products provide clean energy and long-term savings to a rural customer in Uganda

The use of appropriate renewable energy such as solar products can give less developed rural areas the chance to benefit from modern technology. Magdalene Nganzi comes from a rural village in southern Uganda that has no access to grid electricity, yet thanks to solar power, she enjoys all the amenities that an urban household would.


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