According to statistics only 1 in 4 Africans have access to electricity. Although strides have been made to bridge the gap, the continent still faces significant challenges, including a lack of energy infrastructure. However as the continent is blessed with an abundance of sunlight, could solar technologies be the catalyst to leapfrog Africa’s energy challenges?
ABN’s Samantha Loring is joined in studio by:
JJ van Dongen, Vice President at Philips Africa
Andrew Etzinger, Senior GM for Integrated Demand Management at Eskom
Itotia Njagi, Manager for the Lighting Africa Program at IFC
Irvan Damon, Former Ambassador with SESSA