Sudanese turn to solar energy amid electricity shortages

KHARTOUM - Sudanese farmer Mohammed Mahgoub used to spend more than $12 per day on gasoline to keep his farm in Nile River State operating, braving long queues at gas stations to fuel his irrigation pumps.

But a solar energy unit he built a year ago to power his farm has helped him save money, energy, and time. "Now I spend nothing," he said, after the one-time installation cost.

Mahgoub's farm is one of many small businesses and households turning to sustainable energy solutions to face Sudan's energy shortages.

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