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Desert power: can Africa harness solar and build towards electrification?

Large-scale electrification has long been a challenge for Africa, but large and small projects are finally gaining momentum. Can the continent break free from its failure-prone past – the disaster of Desertec among others – with the Desert to Power Initiative, or will it be small-scale projects that lead the way? Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with Renewables in Africa and Strathclyde University.

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