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In Sub-Saharan Africa, at least 160 million people are currently benefiting from off-grid solutions
including mini-grids and solar home systems. Due to advances in solar technology, falling prices and
the ease of deploying these systems, many governments are now mainstreaming them into their
national electrification plans. Off-grid systems also remain the least-cost solution to electrify 70% of
the 575 million people currently without electricity, by 2030. With this in mind, the Africa Clean Energy
Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF) published a Brief on Optimizing Solar for Social Economic Development in Kenya’s Counties. The brief highlights how stand-alone solar (SAS) provides
economic opportunities that communities can exploit to improve their livelihoods in three areas;
household, productive use and community services.

ACE TAF will host a webinar on building resilience and recovering better with highlights from the
Stand-Alone Solar (SAS) sectors response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Could SAS be the answer?
Join us on 23rd July 2020 for a powerful engagement with very exciting speakers drawn from across
the sector.

To register for this webinar click here:

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