An innovative plan in India teaches the poorest of the poor how to bring solar power to their villages and schools, who then pass on the knowledge to others.
Solar power was first used in 1986 on a large scale, to completely energise the 80,000 square foot Barefoot College campus at Tilonia [India]. The College campus now is totally self-sufficient with a 40 kilowatt solar energy unit meeting all its energy needs.
They teach barefoot solar engineers how to manufacture and install solar, who now have now installed more than 200 KW of solar in India, often in areas with no electricity. Wow.