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Is China fuelling the African mobile surge with cheap solar?

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to this article by Steven Sinofsky, a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz, China’s development of cheap solar power systems have enabled more and more of Africa to get online with their mobile phones. With China bringing down the cost of larger panels, and the abundance of trade between Africa and China, there’s an explosion […]

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ICT now uses 8% of energy for developed markets, say scientists

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists at a recent conference in the UK have put the amount of energy consumed by all the television, networks, computers, phones and other ICT devices at a whopping 8% of the total power used by developed countries. While the figure is unverified, it is significantly higher than the 2% estimate by Gartner long cited […]

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