Start up hopes to get 1.2 billion people out of energy poverty

Story highlights

  • TRINE connects investors with solar power entrepreneurs
  • Users can buy Christmas gift vouchers or invest money themselves
  • Goal is to help some of the 1.2 billion people globally without electricity

(CNN)Out of ideas for stocking fillers? A Swedish tech start up has a suggestion: why not give those in need the gift of electricity?

TRINE, which connects investors wit