Around the world, about 1.3 billion people live without power. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), over 95% of these people live either in sub-Saharan African or developing Asia and around 80% of these are in rural areas.
50% of the total unconnected population is in Africa, where in many countries there is no electricity sector for the majority. Those who are connected are paying 20 to 100 times more than developed countries to power their homes and businesses with kerosene lamps and generators.
Providing affordable and reliable electricity to some of these rural places would make an enormous difference. This excites the people at steama.co, a company that is helping utilities retail electricity in rural Africa.
“We looked around and that wasn’t available, so we built it,” Leaf (Steama Co’s co-founder says. “We stopped being an EPC and we started just being the company that you see today. Read more