Rural Off-Grid Electricity Service in Sub-Saharan Africa [Technology Leaders]

  title={Rural Off-Grid Electricity Service in Sub-Saharan Africa [Technology Leaders]},
  author={Henry Louie and Elizabeth O'Grady and V. Van Acker and Steve J. Szablya and Nirupama Prakash Kumar and Robin Podmore},
  journal={IEEE Electrification Magazine},
Access to electricity is a persistent, endemic challenge impeding development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Decades of postcolonial underinvestment have resulted in just 80 GW of installed generation capacity? less than that of the United Kingdom? in a region with over 860 million people. Of the 20 countries with the lowest electrification rates in the world, 19 are found in Sub-Saharan Africa, where, on average, fewer than one in three people have access to electricity. In rural areas… CONTINUE READING