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Rural Africa suffers from a chronic and widespread lack of power. One widely cited estimate is that outside of South…
07 August 2017
Buildings are one of the main consumers of energy, using about 35% of the world’s energy and accounting for about 70%…
24 February 2017
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In 2009, the World Bank established the Africa Renewable Energy and Access program (AFREA) to focus… Read More
ESMAP has played a key role in this successful outcome by providing US$750,000 in technical… Read More

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