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Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Solar LED Lights to Boost Productivity in Developing World

August 3rd, 2012 by  

As has been clear for awhile, cleantech provides some wonderful opportunities for leapfrogging in developing countries. We’ve written about this several times with regards to solar (and that was one of the key points of my CNBC “Energy Opportunities” interview), but we haven’t given it much (or any?) mention when it comes to LEDs. Jeff McIntire-Strasburg does an excellent job of covering this over on sister site sustainablog:

Solar LED Lights: The Key to Developing World Productivity? (via sustainablog) Imagine you couldn’t simply flip a switch to produce light after dark. What would that keep you from doing? Reading? Writing? Depending on your lifestyle, there are probably many activities that would be limited. Now imagine you could get the light for these…

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