Ghana's Electricity Shortage Not Due To Mobile Phones
Some are blaming the shortage of Electric Power in Ghana on mobile phones. This couldn't be further from the truth. We use less than a thousandth of the available power to charge our phones. Let's put the emphasis where it's due.
Using the figures given in this article, which are certainly exaggerated, we have:
2 AHr Average Battery Capacity, on the high side.
54 MWHr Total Electricity Consumed per day.
2.25 MW Daily Average Power Required to provide consumption.
Considering that Ghana's installed capacity is about 2,500 MW, less than one in 1000 is used for charging phones, even using the exaggerated figures of phone population and battery capacity. http://elections.peacefmonline.com/pages/politics/201502/233075.php #ghana #dumsor