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Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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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)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kLfkblotYw 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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is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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