Kerosene is the fuel of choice for families living off the grid in sub-Saharan Africa – however it inflicts a heavy toll on people’s health and costs up to $8 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Compared to the 10 to 15 cents per kWh paid by residents in the US and UK, it costs 400 times more to charge a mobile phone in rural Kenya. Solar power is a promising alternative, but it often costs too much for African families to buy outright – which is why companies like Azuri Technologies have come up with a Pay-As-You-Go model (PAYG) for solar kits.
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