5 energy innovations revolutionizing the developing world

GEORGIA GIFFORD | April 6, 2016

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Global perceptions of renewable energy have been changing gradually as technologies become more advanced, adaptable and innovative. Traditional views in opposition to the adoption of renewable energy sources in both developed and developing nations has been that the drawback of renewable energy comes in the form of economic losses with the hardest hit being the world’s poor.

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ZOLA Electric is a Silicon Valley startup democratizing energy access with solar + smart storage power solutions that deliver reliable 24/7 power, anywhere. Africa is leading the world’s transition to sustainable energy with distributed and decentralized power systems. Distributed renewable energy is changing the way people access power in the same way that mobile phones democratized communications.

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