A Solar Revolution in West Africa's Villages

In many off-grid villages in West Africa, solar power now provides energy for lighting, cooking and street light. Some remote communities are beginning to embrace: solar power. Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali are ideally suited to solar photovoltaic power: every year, they receive up to 3,000 hours of intense sunlight, which could be harnessed to provide much-needed energy to isolated communities.

Photo: Greenpeace

Local Villagers Installing Solar Panels

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