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Turning on the power, off the grid

Off-grid technology in Africa can help households access power after sunset. Image courtesy of Off:Grid:Electric
Off-grid technology in Africa can help households access power after sunset. Image courtesy of Off:Grid:Electric

This month Horizon looks at the latest technology to turn on power in places which are off the grid. We learn about solar power tech that's being used to clean water, bring internet to mobile phones and even sustain temporary housing pods after a disaster. We also hear from Michael Gera, who’s investing in off-grid energy companies in Africa, so that businesses can stay open and children can study after the sun goes down.