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Solar Suitcase: Saving Lives with Solar Power

Harnessing the Sun

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Harnessing the Sun

Solar panels were installed on a health clinic's roof in Matopolon, Sierra Leone. According to the International Energy Agency, 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity, and most live in sub-Saharan Africa or developing Asia. The United Nations declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.