70 percent of the Kenyan population relies on costly and environmentally damaging energy sources.
70 percent of Africa's 600 million people are not connected to the electricity grid.
"Rural populations depend largely on firewood, charcoal and kerosene for lamps or lanterns to light their homes," says Francis Njoka, a renewable energy expert at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi.
In East Africa, more than 350,000 people already use solar panels to light their homes.
Solar panels now provide from 12 to 14 hours of lighting. It’s cheaper and more efficient than kerosene
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