Africa’s Electricity-Access Problem Is Worse Than You Think
Cars That Think
FEBRUARY 24, 2022
Knowing how many solar panels are on a roof informs us about the maximum possible rate of local generation but not about the annual capacity factor or about the final uses of generated electricity. This means that in 2019 about 770 million people had no electricity, three-quarters of them in Africa. What does 50 kWh/year deliver?