Monthly Archives: April 2014

Is it time for Solar electric cooking for Africa?

The purpose of this blogĀ is to stimulate debate among actors working with policy and practice in sustainable energy. It draws attention to the 3 Billion people who continue to use solid fuel (biomass, coal or dung) for their cooking needs, and suggests that this ongoing need for clean energy might now be filled by a solar electric system. It argues that the price of solar panels, batteries and simple electric hob equipment has come down significantly over the last 18 months, and a tipping point has been reached.


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