Roughly 567 million of Africa’s 1.3 billion population live in urban areas. While urban-dwelling continues to grow, the majority of people still live in rural areas with limited or no access to electricity. In Uganda, 80% of the population lives in rural areas, and less than 10% have access to electricity.
Since connecting the country’s entire population to grid electricity is a slow and costly process, alternative sources of power like solar are growing popular. And services like pay-as-you-go (PAYG), are making solar affordable as homeowners can make lease payments for a specified amount of time.