Why 90% of Liberia lives in the dark

  • At least 110 million of Africa’s 600 million people without electricity access live in urban areas, in close proximity to the grid — meaning they refuse to connect to the grid due to cost.
  • A grid connection in sub-Saharan Africa costs between $400 and $1,200
  • A grid connection in Liberia: $0.66 USD/kWh
  • 7.5% of rural households use solar lighting systems
  • solar generators do not require much maintenance after their installation
  • 40.6% reduction in the operation cost as well as CO2 emission is achievable in the case of the proposed system without energy recovery
  • LCOE: They are up $29.5 after a single year ($175 — $144.5 = $29.5)

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Sanvi Rao

Sanvi Rao

Hey! I’m Sanvi. A 14 year old, who loves a challenge and is super passionate about learning the world’s biggest problems.