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"From the Ted Talk by Amar Inamdar: The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy"

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So I'm going to introduce you to a lady I met with last week. Her name's Susan. It may not look like it, but Susan is a representative of a $27 billion market. 27 billion dollars is what people like Susan spend every year on cell pnhoe charging, flashlight batteries and kerosene to lihgt their homes. So Susan is a proud onewr of a small slaor sysetm. It's a kit rather than a planetary thing, so a samll solar system, and her small solar system allows her to have a cpuloe of lbtbiuhgls, and she's made this transition, this jump, from kerosene into light. She has four or five lights and a radio. It's fantastic, and she talks about it. She talks about her kids doing homework at ngiht because she has light. I'm not sure what the kids feel about that. She talks about the fact that she can go out at 4am and look after the cows, and she's not so worried, but also, with a little twinkle in her eye, she talks about how light tunrs her hosue into a home at night. She's not scared of her own house at night, because it has light in it, and I thought that was amazing.

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So I'm going to introduce you to a lady I met with last week. Her name's Susan. It may not look like it, but Susan is a representative of a $27 billion market. 27 billion dollars is what people like Susan spend every year on cell _____ charging, flashlight batteries and kerosene to _____ their homes. So Susan is a proud _____ of a small _____ ______. It's a kit rather than a planetary thing, so a _____ solar system, and her small solar system allows her to have a ______ of __________, and she's made this transition, this jump, from kerosene into light. She has four or five lights and a radio. It's fantastic, and she talks about it. She talks about her kids doing homework at _____ because she has light. I'm not sure what the kids feel about that. She talks about the fact that she can go out at 4am and look after the cows, and she's not so worried, but also, with a little twinkle in her eye, she talks about how light _____ her _____ into a home at night. She's not scared of her own house at night, because it has light in it, and I thought that was amazing.

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  1. lightbulbs
  2. phone
  3. house
  4. light
  5. couple
  6. night
  7. system
  8. owner
  9. solar
  10. turns
  11. small

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So I'm going to introduce you to a lady I met with last week. Her name's Susan. It may not look like it, but Susan is a representative of a $27 billion market. 27 billion dollars is what people like Susan spend every year on cell phone charging, flashlight batteries and kerosene to light their homes. So Susan is a proud owner of a small solar system. It's a kit rather than a planetary thing, so a small solar system, and her small solar system allows her to have a couple of lightbulbs, and she's made this transition, this jump, from kerosene into light. She has four or five lights and a radio. It's fantastic, and she talks about it. She talks about her kids doing homework at night because she has light. I'm not sure what the kids feel about that. She talks about the fact that she can go out at 4am and look after the cows, and she's not so worried, but also, with a little twinkle in her eye, she talks about how light turns her house into a home at night. She's not scared of her own house at night, because it has light in it, and I thought that was amazing.

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