Posts tagged: Tanzania

There’s a Place in the World That Is Fighting Poverty with Solar Power

By Tim McDonnell Lusela Murandika just wants to be able to watch the evening news. The 76-year-old farmer lives in Kanyala village in northern Tanzania, 60 miles from the nearest town that’s connected to the electric grid. For years, he’s powered a tiny TV set in the dim sitting room of his concrete house here […]

Mobile Solar Power Blossoms In Arizona

In the aftermath of Sandy, mobile solar power – both on a fairly big scale and the cell-phone charging level – came to the rescue of some powerless residents. Now an Arizona company is promoting a pretty and pretty spectacular version that’s apparently lightweight enough to transport in a small car. The 18-panel device folds […]