04 Jul '11, 1pm

In India, Rural Residents Abandon Grid and Embrace Solar: 4.11 From Thailand's aggressive solar targets to Israe...

This isn't the first time we've reported on India's Solar Mission —an impressive attempt to install 20GW of solar power over the next decade. And while there were some serious murmurings of discontent that the solar mission's structure was anti-poor and anti-democratic , USA Today reports that India's Solar Mission is changing the lives of many rural residents , and that it could spur a technological and economic revolution not unlike the uptake of cellular phones: "With kerosene, you have to carry the lamp around wherever you go. The light is dim, and smoke fills the room and spoils the paint," said Babu Gowda, a sprightly 59-year-old. He finally decided on solar after losing his dog to a tiger from the neighboring national park. Now light from his home wards off predators. "I kept waiting and thinking the grid would come, and after years I was angry. But now I'm thrilled...

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