08 Jan '12, 1pm

Pakistan Lights Up 2012 With Solar

Pakistan Lights Up 2012 With Solar

© U.K. Department for International Development Pakistan starts 2012 on a slightly brighter note after a year of recovering from the worst floods in the country's history in 2010 (while continuing to endure high levels of terrorism-related violence ). As part of the effort to rebuild, sunny days and solar panels and multipurpose lights are providing reliable and much needed electricity for schools and rural areas of Pakistan that have been without electricity since the floods. Plan International Pakistan and the Punjab education department have rehabilitated nearly 400 schools destroyed by floods, and implemented solar power in 250 schools that did not have electricity. Funded by the United Kingdom ’s Department for International Development (DFID), the project piloted the first use of solar technology in the UK’s disaster response. In addition to the solar panel installat...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/pakistan-light...

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