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Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum

By Pius Sawa | Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:34 AM
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NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s a hot afternoon in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, but 32-year-old Michael Matare is comfortable in his tiny room. The house is brightly lit by two plastic water bottles jutting out of the ceiling. Between them hangs a 100-watt bulb, but it isn’t needed.

"Since I got these solar bottles eight months ago, I don’t switch on the bulb," said ...

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