Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Empowering the poor

There is a fascinating and inspiring story in the New York Times about how low cost solar cells and LED lighting is beginning to have an impact on some of the 1.5 Billion people in the world who live without electricity.
One of the companies involved Barefoot Power  advocates a commendable bottom up [i.e. small scale] approach to meeting basic needs in the developing world. I was interested to see that the company has Australian origins and one of the board members is a former Anglican minister.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this Ross! It would be great to replace or at least compliment first world electricity production with solar power as well... this is very inspiring.