The Solar Energy Conference took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 19 to 22 September 2011. This was an opportunity toaddress the challenges of solar energy as a source of energy and look at opportunities and growth potentials for sustainable solar energy provision in Africa. South African Energy and Public Enterprises Ministers, Elizabeth Dipuo Peters and Malusi Gigaba were both speakers at the opening ceremony of the conference.
One may think this was an event solely for South Africans or Southern Africans. The truth is that this event has showcased solar energy as an alternative source of energy for the whole of Africa, especially Central Africa. Central Africa suffers seriously from lack of adequate energy supply. This may be by fault or default.
It is surprising to know that since the First solar panel factory in East Africa was set up in Naivasha, the energy situation on the continent…
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