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Affordable energy solutions for developing communities

Podmore, R. and Larsen, R. and Louie, H. and Dauenhauer, P. and Gutschow, W. and Lacourciere, P. and Parigoris, R. and Szablya, S. (2012) Affordable energy solutions for developing communities. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 10 (2). pp. 89-98. ISSN 1540-7977

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Abstract

The World Bank estimates that roughly 1.6 billion people?nearly one out of every four people on the planet?do not have regular access to electricity. This form of energy poverty disproportionately afflicts people living in developing countries. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa, 75 percent of households, some 550 million people, have no access to network electricity. In South Asia, 700 million are similarly not connected to the electricity grid.