25 Aug '11, 2pm

Delivering Solar to a Distribution-cursed Market via @reworld

Delivering Solar to a Distribution-cursed Market via @reworld

Today, however, there is another option: solar solutions. A solar lantern containing a small fluorescent or LED light with a rechargeable battery is an energy upgrade for kerosene lamp users. A solar home system that can power light bulbs and basic electrical appliances such as radios, cell phones and small televisions may be seen in the huts of villagers higher on the energy ladder. Unlike the past decade, which saw solar solutions purchased mainly by international donors, it is now the locals who are increasingly opening their wallets to make the switch from their traditional energy means. That is because solar products prices in recent years have declined to become cheaper than kerosene and batteries. In Cambodia, for example, villagers can buy a solar lantern at US$25 and use it for two years without any extra costs, where their previous spending on kerosene for lighti...

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