Tag Results for off-grid (5)

  1. Out of Africa: Alternative lighting

    The World Bank keeps raising the curtain on an unusual campaign to stimulate alternative and non-traditional sources of "off-grid" electricity for Africans. The World Bank's "Lighting Africa" initiative held its first business development conference last week, in Accra Ghana. The conference is the latest move by the initiative to link private businesses with African partners in the area of "off-grid" electricity â''Ã'ì solar, small hydro, wind, geothermal and other self-contained systems. The campaign is a big departure for the World Bank, which for decades has loaned money â''Ã'ì or helped back loans â''Ã'ì to national governments who built …

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