People in rural Africa earn incomes that are 100 times lower than ours in the US, yet, they pay a price per unit electricity that is 100 times higher than us. The result is that they have access to about 10,000 times less electricity than we do. Obviously this is neither fair nor just. In this talk, I describe a strategy for getting the cheapest solar electricity to some of the lowest income ... [Show full abstract] people in the world. This strategy--if successful--may allow African villagers to be more productive and happy through increased electricity use and decreased use of polluting energy sources and manual labor.