The Kenyan government has appropriated $6.6 million to supply solar panels to rural regions that to this day still do not have electricity.
The pilot project, costing $3.6 million will allow remote communities to enjoy more modern medical care, better education tools, and entertainment.
Kenya has long been a consumer of solar powered lamps, flashlights, and even hot water heaters. The government has set a goal to be 100% dependent on renewable energy by 2012.
I think it’s somewhat awesome that pre-industrial revolution countries can leap frog past the pollution straight into renewable power. Now if we could just break our bad habit.