So you think your dryer racks up your bills? Take cue from these villagers who have learned to harness sustainable energy to dry clothes (and other items) using sheets of metal exposed to the sun. As an added benefit, the metal sheets provide shelter to the people under them. Caveat: Dryer function doesn't work during rain.
A local flashes an infectious smile as he saunters down a flight of steps that is one of the busier "streets" in Namche Bazaar.