In late April this year a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured another 18,000 people. Nepal was hit by a second quake in early May. Together, the quakes leveled much of Kathmandu and left an estimated 1.4 million Nepalese people in need of help.
In the wake of the quake, SunEdison donated 20 rural kits (a kind of small solar generator) to Nepal and worked with SunFarmer, a non-profit organization, to implement them where they were needed most. Here are some of the most important ways solar can help after a natural disaster happens.