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Solar Power Relief for Haiti
Lamps powered by photovoltaics can bring light–and safety–to the ravaged country.
A nonprofit called EarthSpark International, which has been trying to improve conditions in poor countries with clean, renewable energy, is organizing a campaign to distribute 20,000 solar-powered lamps in Port-au-Prince. People can help pay for the lamps by donating here.
The lamps, in addition to lighting up neighborhoods and improving public safety, could help reduce pollution from the charcoal and kerosene used for lighting now. Some of the lamps can also recharge mobile phones.