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Why Africa is Missing the Solar Power Boat

Renewable Energy World.Com

3 April 2013

Nairobi — Despite having one of the best solar regimes in the world, Africa is still a trivial player in the global solar market. Less than 1.5 percent of the trade in solar came to Africa last year, and most of those solar panels were bound for South Africa.

That Africa has massive solar resources is no secret, this has been discussed since the 1980s.  As well, it is not a secret that solar prices are at an all-time low — at less than US$0.60/W. At the same time, electricity costs in Africa are among the highest in the world.  And they are rising rapidly.  Read more

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