by Adam Harvey
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In Senegal, domestic lighting for most villagers is provided by kerosene lamps, dry-cell battery powered torches, and candles. Dry cell batteries are the most common power source for radios. Only 150 villages out of a total of 13000 have access to the national electricity grid, and of these villages only a few houses (typically between 5 and 15%) have grid connections. There is little hope of the grid network reaching more people in future years, because the cost of extensions is so high. There is, therefore, a lively interest in alternative sources of electricity...
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