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In low income communities across the globe, natural light is often unavailable in windowless homes crowded together under corrugated metal roofs. Even on the brightest days interior lighting is provided by expensive electricity. Innovators in the Philippines are now implementing a low cost solution using discarded soda bottles. (Invention City)

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  1. Interesting reuse of discarded pop bottles to create an inexpensive skylight.