Renewable energy technologies could be Africa’s saving grace

Renewable energy technologies could become a means to leapfrog the power challenges facing the African continent, in the same way that mobile technology has revolutionised how Africans communicate and access financial services.

“We are at a unique point in Africa where we have a chance to leapfrog technologies. At one time mobile phones were experimental technologies and now they have become main stream,” said Wale Shonibare, managing director of Nigerian based UBA Capital.

“In Europe when they talk about sustainable energy they are using it as part of diversifying their energy mix… Read more

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