The lack of modern reliable energy provision inhibits economic development and improved quality of life, especially in rural/indigenous communities. A more efficient energy supply boosts economic productivity especially in these hard-to-reach places. Energy creates jobs and business opportunities. Artificial lighting would lengthen workdays. Electric power is used for water pumps, and power tools could be used for production. The use of communication devices, supports growth of local entrepreneurs.
Today, nearly 2 billion people lack access to modern energy supply. They have insufficient lighting, no clean stoves to cook with, no power tools for work and, all too often, no communication devices. Of these people, 85 % live in remote rural areas. Only 30 % of villages in South & Latin America are connected to national grids. In Asia, their share is 20 % and in Africa merely five per cent.
Demonstration for Ministry of Education
Paramaribo, Suriname 08/2018