Access to affordable energy supply is a real booster in today’s competitive business landscape so to say in the developing world where businesses scramble to better position themselves against the competitors somewhere else. The cost of electricity is one of the major factors in investment decisions in the manufacturing sector.
Then, comes the question of reliability of the electricity supply. Utilities, particularly those in the developing world, are constantly challenged in balancing affordability and/against reliability. In their ongoing struggle to address both cases, power theft constantly stands on their way.
For years Great East African Rift Valley has been the main route of the study of human evolution providing magnificent discoveries such as Luci and the very recent known jawbones in Ledi Geraru of Afar regional state of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia has long realized the potential of its renewable energy resources of hydro, solar, wind and geothermal energies in changing the economic fortune of the nation and the people. In light of these clean, abundant and feasible resources, the nation has engaged itself to the development of the energy resources probably more than any of its peers in the region.
Lately, a lot has been discussed about the huge number, close to 600 million, of people, in Sub Sahara Africa living without access to modern electricity services and it was for good. It helps raise the awareness of all the energy stakeholders the significance of an action for change, solar leading the way as a viable solution forward. Photovoltaics grew faster than any other fuel in 2016, opening a new era for solar Power (IEA Renewables: