Archive for March 23rd, 2012

Solar Energy Brings Food, Water and Light to West Africa

It’s long been established doctrine in international development circles that diesel engines are the most cost-effective tools for pumping water and powering villages.

But Robert Freling has been turning that doctrine on its head. The executive director of the Washington-based Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), Freling has proven that solar power can be more economical than internal combustion engines, if the cost-benefit analysis looks beyond the short term. Exhibit A is SELF’s development project in Benin, a small country in West Africa (map).

Solar Energy Brings Food, Water and Light to West Africa.

Inhabitat Gets Electric Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Very attractive and promising Electric Cars for the near future.

via Inhabitat Gets Electric Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show – YouTube.