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Solar energy powers World Cup viewing in Ghana

Solar energy will enable public football World Cup viewing in Oboadaka, Ghana, through the World Future council and Energiebau Sunergy Ghana Ltd.

Around 6900 people in Oboadaka surrounding villages are not connected to the grid, and would otherwise not be able to watch the football World Cup in South Africa.

WFC Councillor Hafsat Abiola-Costello says: “We want to show the people that solar power is reliable and can be installed easily and without the need to connect to the national electricity grid. We want to motivate African politicians to support the uptake of renewable energies. The first time the World Cup is hosted by an African nation offers the perfect opportunity to promote the benefits of renewable energy.”

According to the WFC, 80% of African people are reliant on wood or coal for fuel. If Africa succeeds in meeting the necessary development needs with renewable energies such as solar, wind and biomass, a large increase in global carbon emissions could be prevented.

Following the football World Cup final, the solar panels will be donated by Energiebau Sunergy Ghana and will remain in the village to supply the small hospital with electricity.

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