How solar kits and battery lamps are replacing kerosene across Africa

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For decades, people in rural Africa have been using sooty kerosene lamps to dimly light their homes.

  • Jörg Peters
  • The Conversation

But in recent years households, even in poor areas, have started to replace their kerosene lamps with non-rechargeable dry-cell battery driven lamps and solar kits.

This is happening largely without any governmental or donor involvement.

Jorg 2bThese devices are equipped with light-emitting diodes (LED) that have become significantly cheaper over the years.

This has, in turn, made them a highly efficient technology affordable, even for poor people living in rural areas.

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