Carla Jones, from the Ashden Awards communications team, writes about this morning's 100th Object
I’ve been aware of the impressive health and economic benefits of off-grid solar lamps. But what struck me this morning from Lord Stern’s comments was the idea that solar energy can bring political empowerment.
“One of the great things about solar power is freedom from the grid. In many parts of the world, particularly the developing world, particularly South Asia and Africa, it is extremely unreliable.
It's one more way that solar energy allows people within rural communities to take control over their own lives.