Switching on to solar – goodbye keroseneSeptember 23, 2011
This morning I received WIPO Magazine via email and one of the featured stories immediately struck me as interesting – “Switching on to solar – goodbye kerosene“.
WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) recently held a Conference on Innovation and Climate Change.
A few interesting facts from the article:
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An estimated 1.6 billion people in the developing world depend on kerosene lamps for lighting.
Resource poor households spend a significant proportion of their income on fuel for this low-level lighting source which exposes them to serious health and safety hazards.
The long-term financial, health and safety and environmental costs of kerosene lamps are considerable. A smarter, cleaner, more affordable and efficient alternative in the form of solar-powered lanterns offers hope for a brighter future.