In Pictures: 13 things to do with the sun besides getting a tan

How technology is bringing out the best and the oh-so utterly worst in solar innovation

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Donkeys How could you not click on a headline like this: “Working their asses off! Turkish farmers charge laptops using solar-powered DONKEYS,” at the UK’s Daily Mail. Yet when you click on the accompanying video, it’s clear that the only thing that’s happening is that herdsman are using the donkeys to transport solar panels and associated gear to remote huts, where the panels are installed on the roofs. The primary purpose, judging from the video, is simply to provide power for lights and other systems and not join Turkish herdsman to the warm if creepy embrace of Twitter and Facebook. The new online journalism motto: “If it’s sun, it runs.”

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