Lighting Africa

New technology could bring light to off-the-grid Africa according to Jonathan Marks at Critical Distance weblog.

Marks reports on a joint venture by the Dutch electronics multinational, Philips, the Netherlands Ministry of Overseas Development and selected African partners.

Marks says the effort will produce solar lighting kits for Sub-Saharan Africa.

He writes, “The aim of the agreement called ‘Sustainable Energy Solutions Africa’, is quite simply to create ten million LED lights, giving people in the rural areas of 14 countries access to sustainable light before the year 2015.”

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