The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
The juxtaposition of old and new is awesome; he wanted to "power a small bulb in his bedroom so he could stay up and read past sunset", but he now has power to "charge his neighbors' cell phones."
I nominate him as honorary Texan.
I saw that story this morning too, and thought it was cool. Also wondered if he'd make it with all the nitwit regulators that seem to interfere with any solutions to big problems that they didn't come up with and can't claim as their own or control. :/
I'd certainly nominate him as an honorary Nevadan, where I now live, if he'd consider it an honor. ;-)
SODIS, or water purification via sunlight and PET bottles, will end Africa's drinking water problems long before expensive village water systems can even be planned or the wind machines to power them are erected.