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Pathways to unlocking energy access with Dr John Fay, Founder of Vitalite Group

June 24, 2020 Mao Amis
Green Insights
Pathways to unlocking energy access with Dr John Fay, Founder of Vitalite Group
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Green Insights
Pathways to unlocking energy access with Dr John Fay, Founder of Vitalite Group
Jun 24, 2020
Mao Amis

Lack of energy access remains one of the most important challenges to poverty alleviation in Africa. It is estimated that 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity, and more than 35% of still languish in extreme poverty. 

Off-grid energy solutions such as PV solar and clean cooking stove, play a crucial role in meeting the energy needs of some of the most vulnerable. Despite significant progress, the wide uptake of solar power still remains a challenge for millions of Africa. Despite the significant drop in the cost of solar energy solutions, they are still unaffordable to Africa's most vulnerable populations. 

Dr John Fay, founded Vitalite Group in Zambia in 2013, and now operates in 3 countries. He has a great understanding of how to overcome the hurdles of scaling up off-grid energy solutions. In this wide-ranging podcast, about his experience in the sector and how to make the sector more inclusive for African entrepreneurs. 

Please tune-in

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Show Notes

Lack of energy access remains one of the most important challenges to poverty alleviation in Africa. It is estimated that 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity, and more than 35% of still languish in extreme poverty. 

Off-grid energy solutions such as PV solar and clean cooking stove, play a crucial role in meeting the energy needs of some of the most vulnerable. Despite significant progress, the wide uptake of solar power still remains a challenge for millions of Africa. Despite the significant drop in the cost of solar energy solutions, they are still unaffordable to Africa's most vulnerable populations. 

Dr John Fay, founded Vitalite Group in Zambia in 2013, and now operates in 3 countries. He has a great understanding of how to overcome the hurdles of scaling up off-grid energy solutions. In this wide-ranging podcast, about his experience in the sector and how to make the sector more inclusive for African entrepreneurs. 

Please tune-in

Follow us on twitter on these handles:
@greeningbiz
@afrigreen_
@maoamis