The Africa Progress Panel estimates that it would take until 2080 to connect all African’s to a centralised grid electricity system.
In the absence of grid electricity, small-scale off-grid solar is seeing huge growth all over Africa. It is estimated 600,000 households are already connected.
It’s a potential leapfrogging technology for sustainable development.
On the shores of Lake Malawi, a solar academy is aiming high in order to catapult Malawi onto the solar bandwagon. We caught up with the staff at the Zayed Solar Academy. Check out our video here: