“There are over a billion people who have no access to energy what-so-ever.”

The energy revolution

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Tue, Feb 20th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Amar Inamdar looks at the energy revolution taking place in Africa which has realised it has a nuclear powered reactor up in the sky and getting most of its output. Off-grid solar kits are able to provide energy for all the needs of each household.

There's an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa -- off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true leapfrog moment, Amar Inamdar introduces us to proud owners of off-grid solar kits -- and explains how this technology has the opportunity to meet two extraordinary goals: energy access for all and a low-carbon future. "Every household a proud producer as well as consumer of energy," Inamdar says. "That's the democracy of energy." (Followed by a brief Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson)

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