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Turkey to help Sub-Saharan Africa with solar modules

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November 10, 2015

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Within the scope of the preparations for the meeting of the Group of Twenty in Antalya, Turkey set a target to bring solar energy to Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey’s acting energy minister said, according to a report by the Energy Terminal.

Ali Rıza Alaboyun told Anadolu Agency that the government will send 100 solar modules, under the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines, to generate electricity for health institutions, initially in Niger. „There are 1.3 billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa, and 900 million of the total population of the region have no access to electricity. It is a human right to access energy and water,“ Alaboyun said.

The summit of the Group of Twenty (also known as G20) is an international forum for governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies which drive 85 percent of the global economy.

The G20 Summit has run for the past 19 years. Turkey hosted the G20 Energy Minister Meeting, which was held for the first time in Istanbul in October, and was chaired by Alaboyun.

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