According to Wartsila Experts are calling Africa the next bright spot in the global economy, with several African nations registering strong economic growth. However, for this to continue, modernising the continent’s energy supply and distribution is a key issue that cannot be ignored.
In 2017, NASA released a series of satellite images of Earth at night. The images breathtakingly illustrated the massive inter-continental disparity when it comes to lighting at night. Europe, North America, parts of the Middle East, and East Asia were well-lit whereas Africa, Australia, Latin America, and central Asia are much dimmer.
In Africa’s case, the lack of light reflects a sobering reality: over half a billion Africans have no access to electricity, and yet more have access only to very expensive and intermittent electricity.