31 Jul '12, 2pm

Solar Philanthropy: Five Groups Using Solar to End Energy Poverty #solarenergy

Ending energy poverty is about more than helping people see at night — it’s about economic opportunity, safer and healthier communities, better educational opportunities and connection to the rest of the world. A number of organizations are working to bring solar-powered energy solutions to the developing world. Solar power is the best alternative because it doesn’t require any prior infrastructure or use of existing resources. It’s safe for nighttime light, and can generate power for other uses, such as charging cell phones or powering medical equipment. Below is a look at a handful of the many organizations working to end energy poverty using solar power. 1 Liter of Light Isang Litrong Liwanag , or 1 Liter of Light, uses the Solar Bottle Light design – a cheap, sustainable, light bulb alternative – to light buildings during the day around the world. The Solar Bottle Ligh...

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