Lighting Africa helps developers of off-grid lighting systems
The International Finance Corporation aims to help suppliers establish a supply chain infrastructure in Africa for low-cost LED lighting, writes Tim Whitaker.
IFC’s Russell Sturm told LEDs Magazine that there has been “intense interest” in the program, which currently is focusing on initiatives in Ghana and Kenya. “The problem of energy access remains acute, but we have seen increasing awareness as well as recognition of the constraints, not least the required scale of investment,” he says.
This article was published in the April 2008 issue of LEDs Magazine.
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