Economist article on energy in developing nations

Although a bit dated, the Sept 2, 2010 Economist article: “Energy in the developing world” reinforces the messages of Community Solutions Initiative.

http://www.economist.com/node/16909923

The article stated that lighting for a rural home, through low cost LEDs, is less than $25.  The prototype LED flashlights we have built are quite inexpensive, less than $5 for a 4 LED flashlight – $3 for batteries and less that $2 for parts.