Global South should be leading solar geoengineering R&D

Despite developing countries contributing nearly 0.1 per cent of the global emissions to climate change, they suffer more than 90 per cent of the global impacts because of their inability to adapt to climate change, according to the Global Climate Change Regime report published in 2013.   As countries grapple…

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Pay-as-you-go solar energy for Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland

BBOXX, a UK based solar energy company, is partnering with DC Go, a company that provides off-grid electricity, to provide off-grid electricity in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. The companies say they will mainly be targeting townships in the Southern Afrikan countries where they believe millions of residents use dangerous…

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Using QR payment technology for pay-as-you-go solar power in Uganda

Kenya's M-KOPA has announced that it will be piloting Mastercard's QR payment technology in Uganda for its pay-as-you-go solar program. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Span. M-KOPA provides affordable pay-you-go solar power to homes in East Afrika. So far, as of January 2018, the company…

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