Solar Panels Reflect Bright Future for Rural Papua New Guinea – IPS ipsnews.net

Although this article is not explicitly about China, it provides a very good window into how off grid solar is a potential leap frog technology for 1.4 billion people living without electricity. This has strong relevance for rural China and other regions wanting to develop without the capacity for grid based power.

GOROKA, Apr 2, 2012 (IPS) – In Papua New Guinea (PNG), which has no national power grid but large river systems and abundant sunshine, renewable energy has tremendous potential to transform remote rural lives with clean and sustainable electricity.

via Solar Panels Reflect Bright Future for Rural Papua New Guinea – IPS ipsnews.net.

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José Ramos is a researcher, writer and advocate for commons-based social change. He focuses on such areas as future political economy, planetary stewardship, innovations in democracy and governance, the conjunction of foresight and action research, and transformative social innovation.
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