Saturday, March 12, 2011

Small Scale Big Changes

Interesting things happen when new technology addresses a market that traditional technologies don't.  Case in point, the New York Times looks at African mud huts charging cell phones and LED lights from small solar cells.  The subtle changes in the lifestyle that this allows have the potential to improve things for people well beyond the reach of the traditional power company model.  And frankly, I'd like to see that sort of thing happening more often in America too.

Speaking of LED lights, development continues apace on them.  Hopefully the massive improvements in cost and brightness that companies continue to promise will show up in the marketplace.

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