"Here in the U.S., we're used to thinking about solar power as one of those happy eco-friendly things that we'd all totally be using except for the fact that it's so much more expensive than fossil fuels. In the developing world, though, it's exactly the opposite: solar power is gaining ground with 1.3 billion people simply because it's the cheapest way to go."
Geographic thinking begins with erasing some old assumptions. Just because something is true in a given time and place, does not make it true in all times and in all places.
Via Seth Dixon