Solar power in Somalia


Solar potential

Solar power in Somalia is, in 2012, being considered for development in the near future.[1] Two items that are being made available in seven other African countries in the "Light Years Ahead" program that are being considered are solar lanterns and solar street lights.[2] India has a very successful solar lamp program. A solar lamp costs about the same as a few months of kerosene for a kerosene lamp, and provides many years of light.[3][4]

Most of the energy in Somalia is from charcoal and wood, and 90% of the country does not have access to electricity.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Benefits of solar energy in Somalia
  2. ^ Moving out of the shadows
  3. ^ Solar lantern replaces hazardous kerosene lamp in Indian villages
  4. ^ Solar Cell Maintenance
  5. ^ Seizing Power – Somalia’s alternative energy sector holds huge potential.. Archived 2013-02-15 at

External links

  • Energy Profile of Somalia
  • Somalia : Energy Profile