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Mongolia’s Nomads Modernize Traditional Tent Homes with Solar Panels

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by Nicole Jewell last modified Apr 13, 2014


With 250 days of sunshine a year, Mongolia's potential for solar energy is vast but mostly underutilized. That's beginning to change though - a new government sponsored initiative aims to equip traditional dome-like homes called gers (tents made of felt and




 

 

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With 250 days of sunshine a year, Mongolia’s potential for solar energy is vast but mostly underutilized. That’s beginning to change though – a new government sponsored initiative aims to equip traditional dome-like homes called gers (tents made of felt and yak’s wool) with portable solar home systems (SHS) to make life a little easier in the northern highlands. So far, almost 70 percent of nomadic people now have access to electricity thanks to newly installed solar panels.

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