Africa awash in sunlight, but not solar energy

Sep 28, 2008
Solar pannels near Maradi in Niger
A water tower that is filled using energy from solar pannels near Maradi in Niger. With an average daily dose of five-to-seven kilowatts per hour (kWh) for every square metre (10 square feet), Africa has more potential for producing energy from the sun than almost anywhere on Earth

From household solar panels to thermal generators big enough to power a town, sun power has enjoyed explosive growth around the world. Everywhere, that is, except on the sun-drenched continent of Africa.



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NOM
5 / 5 (2) Oct 02, 2008
The Vulvox solar system will generate higher power levels than competing solar power towers, while retaining all of the storage capabilities of solar thermal power.
You'd actually have to produce something first, Farbstein you fraud. Your phony company, Vulvox, has produced zip, zero, nada, nothing.

Stop spamming your garbage everywhere troll.
vlam67
not rated yet Oct 02, 2008
Africa awash in sunlight, but not invested capital to develop solar energy. That should be obvious.
dbensdorp
5 / 5 (2) Oct 10, 2008
Article is somewhat misleading; it states "With an average daily dose of five-to-seven kilowatts per hour (kWh) for every square metre (10 square feet)...." The quote kilowatts PER hour suggests a division, like 5-7 kW every hour (initially I thougt the energy input was 5-7 kW, which is what your statement implies; that clearly is totally incorrect! This would turn out 10 times too high!)but the unit of energy used is kilowatthours per day! Suggest someone change it.