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Off-Grid Renewables: The Clean Route to 100% Electricity Access

For those of us living with electricity, it is easy to forget the social and economic impact of going without. Power shortages cut economic growth by 2 to 4% annually. Households without electricity pay 60 to 80 times more for energy-related products -- charcoal, candles and kerosene -- than people in New York or London. Health clinics without electricity struggle to refrigerate medicine and exposure to smoke from wood-fired cook stoves cause more than 4 million premature deaths each year.
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