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Infographic – Are We Learning the Right Energy Lesson from Mobile Phones? The Energy Iceberg Says No
Infographics Nov 13, 2018

Infographic – Are We Learning the Right Energy Lesson from Mobile Phones? The Energy Iceberg Says No

The mobile phone revolution is allowing countries to skip landlines, prompting many observers to assume countries might also skip building an electricity grid and jump right to distributed home energy systems (e.g., here and here). New disruptive technologies are exciting and alluring, especially in sub-Saharan markets where the unmet infrastructure needs are huge. After all, if you can charge your smartphone with a rooftop solar kit, then who needs power plants and a grid?

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