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Solar-Powered Vaccine Refrigerator to Aid Health Agencies

Just last week, we introduced you to the LED solar pebble -- a dependable and easily transportable solar-powered light that can be used in rural areas that lack a steady source of electricity. Today, it's the solar refrigerator -- an equally fascinating and useful development that is also made for those same remote areas.

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Solar Power Brings World Cup to Impoverished African Village

In Kibera -- often referred to as the largest slum in Africa -- you can find some one million Kenyans living without electricity. In an effort to address this shortage of power, two groups with a single bright idea are working to bring the benefits of solar energy -- and the spirit of the World Cup -- to Kibera's residents.

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Solar + Mobile Phones = Well Water in Kenya

Posted by Margaret Collins In Friday, September 4 2009 under: Africa Solar, international solar, Solar Wells

Solar power meets mobile phone technology and solves community water access problems in Kenya? Generally we leave international solar news in Connie's capable hands, but after stumbling across this, I couldn't resist sharing. Vodafone and African telecommunications company Safaricom developed the M-PESA phone-based money transfer system to enable customers to transfer funds via text message, essentially, without requiring bank accounts. But the M-PESA sytem may be doing more than move money about Kenya in the near future: it might be moving water.

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