The solar monk
Debdatta Chakraborty, Kolkata, India
"The Hemis Monastery in Ladakh, northern India, is nestled high in the Himalayas. Until recently, the monastery’s resident monks had to burn wood from nearby forests to cook food and light the rooms. The installation of solar panels has transformed life at the 350-year-old monastery, providing much-needed access to energy for the Buddhist monks."