Overview

There are 840 million people around the world without access to electricity, internet or water. This presents a range of challenges to governments who recognise that lack of access to power, sanitation and telecommunications is a barrier to economic development. Traditional power stations and grid distribution methods are not economically or environmentally viable long-term solutions. Only renewable RPUs offer a truly economically and environmentally sustainable solution to effectively meet growing energy needs and enable socio-economic transformation.

Sub-Saharan Africa

600 million people live in sub-Saharan Africa alone without access to power. By 2040, the population in the sub-continent is expected to nearly double and energy demand is predicted to grow by 80%. The region also has ambitious educational and economic development plans, with aspirations to reduce poverty and increase commerce, whilst reversing the rural drift towards the cities, as well as become globally competitive.

 

Communities

Reliable, affordable power can help break the cycle of poverty and empower self-sufficiency through increased opportunities for education, healthcare, commerce and employment.

We encourage initiatives that “give something back” to the community, by way of time, effort or a financial contribution. We specifically support non-political initiatives that focus on education and health, as both are critical for economic independence for current and future generations.

Industry

Tourism, mining, agriculture and fisheries are the lifeblood of the African economy, yet cannot flourish without access to reliable, sustainable power sources.

Applications of RPUs in industry:

Agri-food chain

Specialised industries – manufacturing, chemical, oil, mining and pharmaceuticals

Telecommunications