Amid Disaster, Sun Shines on Haiti

Solar energy is growing big in quake-ravaged Haiti, with several energy companies donating technologies that tap the sun for power, from sun-energized flashlights and outdoor lighting to sun-powered ovens.

Such news from Haiti has stirred interest in solar energy in the U.S., The New York Times reports.

“We’ve seen an increased interest in the ovens in the U.S. since Haiti, as people find out that this exists and it’s very practical to use in the United States also,” said Paul Munsen, president of Sun Ovens International, a company that makes solar-powered ovens.

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