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There is a revolution going on in East Africa, it’s wireless. This revolution is about distributed solar. Photons are wireless, they fall on every rooftop, and they generate enough power to be sufficient for every household need. The opportunity has come to convert this wireless power at the household level. We can now make decentralized customers make small payments for bits of equipment and appliances where actually they are now affordable. Meet Susan, she is a representative of a 27 billion dollar market. 27 billion dollars is what people spend every year on cell phone charging, flash light batteries, and kerosene to light their homes. Susan is a proud owner of a small solar system. Her small solar system allows her to have a couple of light bulbs and a radio. She talks about how light turns her house into a home at night, because it has light in it. An extraordinary sense of dignity about the way people can achieve their own power, the sense of ownership, and the sense of pride. Picture every household a proud producer as well as consumer of energy. The ability to generate power, to share power, to sell power, all coming from your own generating asset.