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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Small Durable Solar Panels Provide Energy In Developing Countries

For decades, governments and non-governmental organizations have been trying to bring electricity to the world's poorest and most isolated regions through million-dollar donations and large-scale projects.

A small start-up company, headquartered in the Republic of Mauritius off the southeastern coast of Africa, is pursuing what it considers a different tack: a market-based approach, employing local villagers, selling rudimentary solar panels and focusing on small-scale, personal electricity use.

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