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Easy Solar talks with Columbia University about how mobile phones are helping light up Sierra Leone’s future

May 15, 2017


"When night falls in Sierra Leone, millions must sit in darkness or pay for expensive, polluting kerosene or battery-powered torchlights in order to work, cook, and read. Now, Easy Solar, a startup created by Columbia grads, helps bring low-cost, solar-powered energy to Sierra Leone.Only 10 percent of households and businesses in Sierra Leone are on the grid, and most are in urban areas. For the other 6.5 million residents, Easy Solar offers affordable and upgradable solar-powered lamps and home systems, payable in installments on a mobile phone"


Read the full story at: http://www.giving.columbia.edu/how-are-mobile-phones-helping-light-sierra-leones-future

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