Let There Be Light

Abby Zimet

Long living in dark, unelectrified caves and tents - despite Israeli
power lines overhead - residents of the West Bank village of Susya now
have lights, refrigeration and other amenities
thanks to solar panels and wind turbines installed by Comet-ME, a
grassroots Israeli-Palestinian group of activists and scientists.
Working with locals, Community, Energy and Technology in the Middle
East seeks to empower the poorest communities in the occupied
territories through green energy that can churn butter, charge cell
phones and maybe even build bridges. Their web site has great
photos and stories. See them here. 

is easier now," said Widad Nawaja of her
solar panel. "We have light. Children can do their
homework at night if they couldn't finish it during the day."

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