Solar provides energy independence to Palestinians in Gaza

The 1.95 million people of the Gaza strip get their power from Israel, Egypt and a small power plant. Power is notoriously unreliable with blackouts lasting from eight to twelve hours a day. But, increasingly, solar power is providing a degree of energy independence to the coastal enclave. For the same amount that people spend on fuel to run a generator for a year, they can now buy solar panels that give them unlimited free energy. Recently, thousands of people have been jumping on the opportunity because prices of solar panels have been falling.

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