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Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution | Rashmee Roshan Lall | Global development | theguardian.com


For Haiti, the hospital is a shining symbol of what the future might look like, powered by the island\’s plentiful sunshine.

More than 60% of electricity generation is unsustainably based on imported diesel, mainly from Venezuela. The overwhelming majority of Haitians rely on charcoal and wood for fuel, contributing to rampant tree-felling that has reduced forest cover to the perilous level of 2%. The search for cleaner, greener alternatives has become increasingly urgent. This is driving an initiative to literally light up Haitian lives, especially in poor off-grid areas such as the camps that sprang up around Port-au-Prince after the devastating 2010 earthquake, as well as deep in the rural hinterland. via | theguardian.com

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