Over 1.1 billion people have no access to electricity worldwide. Instead, they rely on kerosene lamps, candles, and inefficient cookstoves, which by themselves cause health and environmental problems. In Africa, alone, around 600 million people are left in the dark. Yet, for many people where basic amenities are hard to come by, how can services reach them to provide the electricity they need? Thankfully, Africa has an abundant resource that can be taken advantage of: sunlight. As a result, companies are stepping up to give millions of people something that so many of us take for granted. Through pay-as-you-go (PAYG)…

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