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Solar Innovation Provides Cheap, Clean Energy to Kenya Residents

In Kenya, a company called M-Kopa Solar is providing clean energy to more than 300,000 homes across East Africa by allowing customers to "pay-as-you-go" via their cell phones. Customers pay a small deposit for a solar unit and then pay less than a dollar a day to get clean energy to light up their homes or businesses. Gilbert Ondieki is installing a solar panel from M-Kopa on the roof of his shop in Kangemi, on the outskirts of Nairobi. He says having a steady supply of...

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