Akon Brings Electricity to 600 million Africans With Solar Power Academy

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Where's Akon? Simple answer: Out saving the world.

The Senegal-born singer is bringing electricity to 600 million Africans after the launch of a solar academy as part of the 'Akon Lighting Africa' initiative.

The academy says that they will help engineers and entrepreneurs from all over the continent to develop skills that will help them promote the production of solar power. The main goal is to have the graduates from the academy go out and deliver solar energy to millions of people across Africa.

"We have the Sun and innovative technologies to bring electricity to homes and communities. We now need to consolidate African expertise," he told Reuters.

"We expect the Africans who graduate from this centre to devise new, innovative, technical solutions. With this academy, we can capitalize on Akon Lighting Africa and go further."

Source: International Business Times.