In remote parts of India and Nepal, female entrepreneurs are bringing electricity to their villages in a solar revolution. They no longer have to wait decades to be connected to a power grid but are able to exploit the huge potential of the abundant sunshine. In societies where women normally play a subservient role and spend much of their time on menial chores, solar businesses are creating a new breed of female entrepreneur who are bringing electricity to their villages. Solar systems make cooking and studying easier, providing brighter, less smoky light than kerosene lamps. Robust long-range torches are particularly popular with women, for moving around outside after dark and checking livestock.
Solar torches are brighter and more reliable than battery-powered ones, and save users from running down ’phone batteries through using mobile ’phones for outdoor light.
RT @CECHR_UoD: Women take control of solar revolution https://t.co/X0oXz6UQAx #SDGs Ashden Award Empower Generation https://t.co/xDH3CXekp4 at https://t.co/X0oXz6UQAx— Beth Jacqmain-Palik (@BethJPalik) August 6, 2017