Residents of a West Bank village with no electricity have been ushered out of the darkness by an unlikely aid group: Israelis installed solar panels and wind turbines to illuminate the Palestinians’ makeshift homes.
Two Israeli physicists, Elad Orian and Noam Dotan, formed Comet-ME, a group of pro-peace Israeli scientists and activists that brings power to the dusty, desolate shanty towns of Hebron Hills. Now an entire village of 300 people has access to energy that is reliable, free and green.
Comet-ME was selected as one of 12 finalists in the BBC world challenge competition for innovative grassroots projects (watch the video there). Vote online until November 13 to help them carry on their renewable energy projects.