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Solar power technology may not be the panacea for the world's energy illness, but that does not mean it is useless. Indeed, as Good writes, solar power is a powerful driver of leapfrog technologies.Good says:
Bringing PV to the rural poor, like other leap-frog technologies that allow people and countries to skip rungs on the economic development ladder, is a classic disruptive innovation, where a new technology is playing what looks like the same game (providing power to homes) but on a completely different field, because the incumbent technology can't play there.
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