Electrification in Africa should mimic mobile revolution
Mini grids can provide renewable energy to small towns and rural areas without governments having to invest in expensive, utility-scale infrastructure
The mobile phone revolution brought the ability to instantly communicate, trade and bank straight into the hands of millions of people in Africa who previously had little access to communication technology.
Giving people access to mobile phones was achieved largely without governments having to invest in expensive, and increasingly irrelevant, infrastructure such as phone lines. This helped to keep the cost of using these services down and at a level even low-income earners could afford. ..
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