Solar keeps the lights on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts

A worker walks past solar panels at Centragrid power plant in Nyabira, Zimbabwe, June 22, 2020. Picture taken June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo - RC2XEH9KFHI5

Supply chain disruption from COVID-19 combined with extreme weather has disrupted electricity supplies. Image: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

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Lucyline Wanja Silas prepares a meal outside her kitchen in Gakunga village, central Kenya, using power from a solar PV unit she installed early this year. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Kagondu Njagi
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Vendors carrying traditional medicine in jerrycans, stand outside a stall which has graffiti against the spread of the coronavirus disease within Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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