Africa could alleviate poverty through renewable energy, UN report says.

The UN report was produced by UNEP to mark the African launch of the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. Africa needs to install an estimated 7 GW of new generation capacity each year, the report says. PVTech: positive developments include “Groups like Eight19 and SunnyMoney – a division of SolarAid – have launched a “KickStart Sustainable Energy Fund” that aims to provide affordable solar lighting to rural off-grid communities in East Africa.”