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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar
by Michelle Faul
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21 February 2017
On 21 February 2017 The Associated Press reported:
In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours they [Dutch company Lumos] offer enough solar power to light a house, cool a room with a fan, and charge cell phones for about eight hours. Customers can even watch TV for a few hours.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
Development across Africa is hampered by a lack of electricity. In 2015, 621 million people in sub-Saharan Africa -- or two out of three -- lacked access to power, and the numbers are growing, according to a report by the Africa Progress Panel. ... Nigeria is worst of all. .... Such figures inspired former U.S. President Barack Obama to create Power Africa, bringing together technical and legal experts, the private sector and governments. Power Africa provided financial assistance to Lumos to produce the solar kits, which it provides to clients on a five-year subscription.
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