Establishing Renewable Energy as the Standard in Sub-Saharan Africa
From Jeff Layne
There are 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa without electricity. After retiring from teaching at CSU, Chico, Dale Word has joined Off-Grid Electric, an international company with its headquarters in Tanzania that is bringing off-grid electricity sources to Africa. These sources include solar energy, LED lighting, lithium batteries, plug and play, and ultra-efficient appliances. Word uses data to show how the ability to provide electricity is starting to have a positive effect on the lives of people in that part of world, including quality of life, education, business opportunities, health, and information access. The company also runs an Off-Grid Academy that has resulted in 800 jobs for Africans in their local communities.
Recorded: November 7, 2017