Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lighting Up the Darkness in Rural Africa

Check out this very cool article from the NY Times about a solar powered LED lantern that Phillips is using to change lives in Ghana.



Anonymous said...

Wow. How inspiring!

Jon Olson said...


This group needs your support. They have been working on this for awhile.

Marc W. Yarlott, P.E. said...

There is another alternative supplier for solar powered lighting too. Check out the video demo here: http://vimeo.com/3403327
This is the SunNight Flashlights. You can read the article here: http://venturebeat.com/2009/03/01/sunnights-dual-use-solar-flashlights-play-well-at-greener-gadgets/

In the video they discuss carbon exchanges for putting lights in the hands of people burning kerosene lamps now. Great idea!