Dream Jobs 2009: Stewart Craine, the Woeful Engineer
Producing Lamps for the Third World
When we hear of engineers and scientists making great discoveries or winning awards, we don’t always reflect on the decades of struggle that usually precede success. One man who’s now battling to realize his dream is Stewart Craine, founder of a company called Barefoot Power. Craine sells cheap, ultra-efficient lamps to villagers in Africa and the South Pacific who don’t have electricity. Spectrum’s Sandra Upson caught up with Craine in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.