In a recent energy auction in Chile, solar farms offered to provide power for three-fourths the price of coal. Renewable energy projects won every contract. Deutsche Bank says this may lead to more than 1 gigawatt of new solar installed in Chile this year, helping the country to reach its 45 percent renewables target. VIA BLOOMBERG

30 km from the nearest grid line, Entasopia uses a solar microgrid for power cheaper than diesel, lighting cheaper than kerosene.
"I never imagined I would be able to live in [a] house fully connected to electricity."