Morocco currently generates nearly all its power from fossil fuels, and people in rural areas face daily problems with reliability, “from flickering light bulbs to malfunctioning hospital equipment.” To address the reliability issues as well as vulnerability to fossil fuel price fluctuations, the country plans to meet 42% of its electricity demand through clean energy sources by 2020. The first phase of the Noor 1 concentrating solar plant located outside Ouarzazate is expected to be online within the next few weeks. It will be able to store energy for nights and cloudy days. VIA CNN (Photo: Jon Jensen/CNN)

In 2013, clean energy met only 5% of Africa's energy needs. It could hit 22% by 2030.
“Solar light helps me to keep my business open at night.”