Rural Africa poised to shed its collective image of working its populations’ lives away through hard manual laboring – so far in disrespect of a more effective use of a life time.
Massive rural exodus into electrified cities, particularly by young adventurous generations, emphasizes the need of innovative decentralized energy solutions in agricultural Africa.
Proven robust technology is readily available from international efforts to replace fossil with durable regenerative energy concepts.
After the revolution of the cell phone leaving out the general coverage with landlines, the next quantum leap in Africa is off to a fast start with great investment sums channeled into small off-grid energy solutions for single autonomous off-grid towns.
Instead of an indefinite wait on extension of the central power grid, the dynamic, visionary mayor or village chief can attract agricultural food processors, whose capacity and continued quality levels are suddenly increased manifold, thus spiraling up local economic development. Thanks to his mini-power grid.
Light after sundown, phone charging, television, the food safety of a fridge and even air conditioning are among the spin-offs for private consumers with energy brought to rural municipalities.