Off-grid Solar Power Booms in Africa as US Backs Tech Rollout

December 14, 2016 07:34 AM
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In many parts of Africa, communities suffer from unreliable electric service, with many rural settlements cut off from national power lines. But industry experts say innovation in off-grid solar power is becoming accessible to even the most remote communities. As Henry Ridgwell reports, the U.S. government is investing millions of dollars in the technology under its Power Africa initiative.