"Bangladesh is now installing solar PV systems at the rate of two per minute, 24 hours a day". As part of his inspiring TED talk this year, Al Gore highlighted the key role of distributed solutions in ending energy poverty, and blazing the path to a sustainable future.

Watch the 2 minute clip below on the mobile phone revolution, and how smaller-scale solar is following the same path. (Or view the—highly recommended—full TED talk.)