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25/12/2010
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African Huts Far From the Grid Glow With Renewable Power

Of course, such systems cannot compare with a grid connection in the industrialized world. A week of rain can mean no lights. And items like refrigerators need more, and more consistent, power than a panel provides. Still, in Kenya, even grid-based electricity is intermittent and expensive: families must pay more than $350 just to have their homes hooked up.

“With this system, you get a real light for what you spend on kerosene in a few months,” said Mr. Maina, of Sustainable Community Development Services. “When you can light your home and charge your phone, that is very valuable.” Continue reading

09/07/2009
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Solar Financing for Homes

SunRun offers home solar power as a monthly service. Our solar financing means you’ll pay much less upfront and start saving right away. Plus, SunRun takes care of your solar paperwork as well as your solar panel maintenance, repairs, and insurance. Getting solar is now as easy as paying your electric bill, only cheaper. Continue reading

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