This is what you call a Power Move! – Senegalese rapper Akon is planning to supply 600 Million africans with electricity through Solar Panels. Located in Bamako, Mali, the Solar Academy will help African engineers and entrepreneurs develop skills that will enable to them to produce solar power. Experts will be on hand to help the participants with training and equipment, according to a Reuters report.
According to Akon Lighting Africa, the goal of the academy is to teach people how to maintain solar-powered electricity systems and microgrids. Both systems have been growing quickly in rural parts of Africa. In a continent that has 320 days of sun a year, roping in its natural resources will be valuable to the solar-energy efforts.