|Solar hot water system in South Africa (Source: Wikipedia)|
More than sixty percent of the African continent have no access to energy. Almost half a million people on the continent die, and most of them are children. The deaths are caused by very severe air pollution. The source of the air pollution is usually domestic: many households burn wood or charcoal for cooking. But it is possible to reduce traditional fuels usage and transition to low-carbon energy sources by switching to solar power.