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Published on December 13th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Leapfrogging to Solar in Africa

December 13th, 2011 by  


Just as the developing world leapfrogged landlines (going straight to cell phones), it seems it is leapfrogging some dirty energy options and going straight to clean, renewable energy. Africa’s poor, for example, are getting a new line of solar energy products that shoot them forward in a variety of ways. Video below:

And a ToughStuff TV ad for Kenya:

 
 
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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.



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