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January 12, 2011 6:51 AM

African villages may see light due to California solar entrepreneurs

Electric power. We flip a switch, turn it on, take it for granted. The lights, the microwave, the flat-screen TV; and now the Leaf or Volt or some other electric car. But in Africa, electricity remains a rare, hard-earned luxury. With the help of solar power, two Californians aim to change that.

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