Then check out Australia - only the coastal cities are lit. No hint of the remote communities up north or in the centre - which makes you wonder how they are going on the basic education front while our city kids have the world at their fingertips.
I was fortunate enough to meet with Lyndon Frears from the multi-award-winning CAT Projects, when he visited San Francisco last month. Lyndon was in town meeting with Google to discuss CAT's Bushlite India project, and its possibilities for application in other sizeable power-starved communities. CAT brings their sturdy solar power solutions to indigenous communities in Australia as well as overseas, and the products are developed in Alice Springs where CAT engineers live out a rugged, fairly remote lifestyle with enough dust and grit to thoroughly test their products. Below is a "menu" of powered products which forms part of the Bushlite communications package for Energy Budgeting.