03 May '12, 10am

How Solar is Giving African Kids Super Powers

How Solar is Giving African Kids Super Powers

Solar Aid /Video screen capture Things are looking up in Africa. Solar is already transforming school performance , and solar lamps are saving lives by replacing kerosene . As solar and other decentralized energy technologies are being paired to provide access to the internet and further energize the explosive growth of cell phones , we are seeing children get educations, businesses find customers, and communities get lifted out of poverty and marginalization—all the while bypassing the dirty, outdated and slow-to-implement energy infrastructure of the 20th Century. The latest video from solar development pioneers Solar Aid shows just what a difference a cheap, battery-powered solar lamp can make to children and their families who have previously been stuck using kerosene. And the best part is that because these lamps are now cost competitive with kerosene in many communit...

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