Off the grid

I listened to a BBC program earlier this year about solar powered lamps in off grid areas. Sounds like a top idea to me. Here's a video and great set of photos by Ed Ou and an article by Elisabeth Rosenthal on the same story in the NY Times.

Ed Ou/The New York Times

Thanks to this solar panel, Sara Ruto no longer takes a three-hour taxi ride to a town with electricity to recharge her cellphone. More Photos »

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