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VELUX, Little Sun, & Plan International Solarizing Off-Grid Africa

Editor’s Note: There are a lot of companies and organizations bringing solar power and LEDs to off-grid areas of the developing world. But there need to be a lot. 1.3 billion people lack electricity worldwide. Many of the people are in Africa, so it’s always heartening to see news of startups, big corporations, and nonprofits bringing solar power to off-grid Africa. Here’s a story of all three doing so, via Solar Love:

Solar lights are being used more often in Africa, where off-grid areas have poor access to safe and reliable nighttime lighting. In support of this important trend, thank window manufacturer The VELUX Group and solar light company Little Sun, who are partnering with NGO Plan International to spread the use of solar lights to more off-grid…

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