Du soleil pour tous : l'énergie solaire au Sénégal : un droit, des droits, une histoire

Abstract : Solar energy is a promise for development and prosperity in Africa. It was announced and experimented on the African continent almost sixty years ago in the spirit of open science and energy technology commons. Dryers and boilers, solar pumps and thermodynamic power plants: as early as the late 1950’s, pioneers have developed and implemented techniques and installations, particularly in Senegal. This book is the outcome of two scientific study days organized in Dakar in May 2016. Charged with symbolic sensibility, it is the first ever attempt to account the history and the future of solar energy in Africa. In the first part of the book, Western Africa’s solar energy policies of the last half-century are examined from a socio-historical standpoint. Testimonies from hands-on actors in the solar energy field are completed by a reissue of a reference text published by professor Abdou Moumouni Dioffo, Nigerian Solar Energy pioneer as early as 1964. In the second part, the book interrogates present time pursuits and prolongations of solar energy, both in France and in Senegal, with a focus on respective law and regulation frameworks. Can solar energy be considered (or must it be considered) as a commons, or in other words, as a fundamental human right? Which legal rights in Senegal impact solar energy? How do they compare to the French body of law and what can be ascertained from this comparison? Bringing together French and Senegalese jurists and Energy Sociology and Politics experts, the collected texts are an invitation, as much as a tool, for pursuing African History and Solar Energy Law research.
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Frédéric Caille, Mamadou Badji. Du soleil pour tous : l'énergie solaire au Sénégal : un droit, des droits, une histoire. France. esbc, pp.369, 2018, Environnement, 978-2-924661-38-3. 〈https://scienceetbiencommun.pressbooks.pub/soleilpourtous/〉. 〈hal-01832294〉



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