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Richard Komp has taught people how to make solar as a cottage industry in at least 16 different countries over the last few years.

Here's the trailer for a recent documentary on his work in Mali.


Richard reports on 25 "solar as a cottage industry" trips he's made around the world since 2007 at

Reports of International Work

Follow Dr. Richard Komp's work that helps make solar energy and electricity available to people around the globe. Here are some of his most recent reports.
Making Solar Devices and Fighting Malaria in Ghana, 2012
Work with Navajo in New Mexico, 2012
Solar Work in Northern Honduras, 2012
Solar Work in Colombia, 2011
Surprise Trip to the Amazon in Brazil, Summer 2011
New Method of Encapsulation for PVs in Cottage Industries
Solar Work in Niger 2010 and in 2011
Eco-Peace Village in the Peruvian Andes
Mali and Afriqpower, May 2010
Microhydro Installation in Nicaragua, February 2010
Rwanda 2010
Rwanda, Second Trip in 2009
Grupo Fenix Newsletter December 2009
Solar Culture Course in Nicaragua, 4 - 14 January 2010
Peru, August 2009
Watch the video of Photovoltaics as a Cottage Industry in Pakistan via YouTube
Rain and Solar Energy in Pakistan, 2009
Thar Desert, Pakistan, 2009
Rwanda 2009
Nicaragua 2009
Nicaragua 2008
Peru in 2007
Nicaragua, Chile and Peru in August 2008

One of the groups he's worked with longest is Grupo Fenix, formed by students of the National Engineering University in Managua, Nicaragua (
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