Friday, February 5, 2010

Solar Tech in Africa

Mali, is the West African nation famous for its extreme poverty and brutally hot Saharan plains near Timbuktu. But a small group of volunteer geeks made it famous for something else: green radio.
Based in the capital city of Bamako, IESC Geekcorps, a sort of Peace Corps for techies, is building 11 solar-powered radio stations in northern Mali.


The bottom line is ...

Once again, solar power is a great energy source for rural nations in need of power.

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