Can solar power change the world?. Oh yeah. It’s coming. Women of The Maasai have been trained to install the panels and while a middle class is growing in places like Kenya, access to electricity lags.
I think of the solar revolution as like the telegraph and railroad in the 19th century. The telegraph was a complete game changer in that information could now be transmitted from place to place without a person to actually carry it by whatever form of transportation. So while the railroad made the country smaller by compacting times of travel, the telegraph obviated travel altogether.
Solar power gives everyone the agency to be their own utility. That’s a revolution.
“Our community customs do not allow women to own any property,” she said. “But now women here own the solar technology, and it is something we are very happy about.”