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There are two interesting trends that are emerging in the developing world with regard to off the grid solar, which are highlighted by Bloomberg’s India based renewable energy reporter, Natalie Obiko Pearson. First is that solar power is becoming cheaper than diesel, a common energy source for generators. Second is that the constant blackouts are becoming a major problem for wireless carriers in places like India and Nigeria, and many are opting for off the grid solar to power their cell towers. Many carriers report that the number one reason for wireless downtime is intermittency of power. Commercial uses like these could breathe new life into off the grid solar.