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Adding modern technology to a Ger

Adding modern technology to a Ger

Livestock near nomad's home.

Livestock near nomad's home.

So the nomads live in these round Ger’s.  Essentially living off of the land and their livestock.  But Mongolians do have access to technology.

One would see solar panels attached to the Ger’s or freestanding on poles.  The Solar Panels would send the energy into a car battery.  Then the car battery would be used to

  1. Charge up their cell phones.  Cell phones are used in a manner where you buy units.  It cost less to send a text than to call someone for a minute of cell phone time.
  2. Connect the battery to a modern florescence light bulb for at night use.
  3. Or maybe watch a little TV, which is hooked up to a satelite dish.

I bet you the carbon footprint for Mongolian’s is very minimal.  Al Gore would be proud!

Mongolian Ger Photos on Flickr

G P-B. Mongolia Adventure

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