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  • As prices plunge, Africa surges into clean, cheap solar energy

    According to IRENA, home solar systems in Africa can now provide electricity for many households for as little as $56 a year – a cost lower than getting energy from diesel or kerosene. “About 60 million people may be using off-grid renewable electricity of some kind in Africa. That is about 10 percent of those living off–grid,” IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin said at a recent Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference in Nairobi.
    (Thomson Reuters, 11 October 2016)
  • Renewables at forefront of energy transition discussion

    Transition in the energy sector is happening and renewables is at the forefront of the discussion, according to Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA. Renewable energy use made up 30 percent of total energy generation at the end of 2015 and the declining cost of renewables would accelerate renewable usage throughout the world. Speaking at the World Energy Congress, Amin said "Investment and growth of renewables at this level signals the energy transformation happening in the sector".
    (Anadolu Agency, 10 October 2016)


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