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Making the link between LEDs and access to clean lighting in developing countries

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The awarding of the Physics Nobel prize to the inventors of blue LEDs, spurred interest from an NPR reporter who spoke to the IFC Head of Energy Access Russell Sturm leading to the publication of…Continue

 

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Catherine Mgendi commented on Catherine Mgendi's blog post Solar Lighting Products Improve Energy Access for 28.5 Million People in Africa
"Hi Evan, The $10b is derived from expenditure incurred by all kerosene users, not just those who've switched from kerosene to solar .... need to correct our statement in the story Catherine"
Oct 23, 2014
Evan Mills commented on Catherine Mgendi's blog post Solar Lighting Products Improve Energy Access for 28.5 Million People in Africa
"Thanks.  I must be reading it wrong, because when I divide $10 billion savings by 5.7 million lights I get $1750 savings per light, which is of course ~100x more than it costs to run one light."
Oct 23, 2014
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Making the link between LEDs and access to clean lighting in developing countries

The awarding of the Physics Nobel prize to the inventors of blue LEDs, spurred interest from an NPR reporter who spoke to the IFC Head of Energy Access Russell Sturm leading to the publication of this blog. In case you missed it, have a good read ...And a good weekend too.CatherineSee More
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Catherine Mgendi commented on Catherine Mgendi's blog post Solar Lighting Products Improve Energy Access for 28.5 Million People in Africa
"Hi Evan, We are using two metrics for reporting; the current one which multiplies units of poducts sold with 5pax per household and the upcoming SE4All energy access reporting framework. See our Results Fact Sheets for what that looks like As…"
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Evan Mills commented on Catherine Mgendi's blog post Solar Lighting Products Improve Energy Access for 28.5 Million People in Africa
"Huge increase from earlier numbers. Congrats! $10 billion seems too high, although $10 million (versus billion) that seems too low for the underlying 5.7 million lights."
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Solar Lighting Products Improve Energy Access for 28.5 Million People in Africa

More than 28.5 million people across Africa now have access to modern lighting as a result of switching from kerosene lanterns to solar lighting products, according to results from the IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa program.Read the full story here ...See More
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Solar Lighting Products Improve Energy Access for 28.5 Million People in Africa

More than 28.5 million people across Africa now have access to modern lighting as a result of switching from kerosene lanterns to solar lighting products, according to results from the IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa program.Read the full story here ...See More
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"Can you tell us more about our profile photo (which appears to show LED lantern in a poultry production setting)?   You're probably aware of earlier work we did (with LA's involvement as well, here)."
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Lighting Africa
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Solar Lighting Products Improve Energy Access for 28.5 Million People in Africa

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:00am 4 Comments

More than 28.5 million people across Africa now have access to modern lighting as a result of switching from kerosene lanterns to solar lighting products, according to results from the IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa program.

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At 12:33am on September 3, 2014, Evan Mills said…

Can you tell us more about our profile photo (which appears to show LED lantern in a poultry production setting)?   You're probably aware of earlier work we did (with LA's involvement as well, here).

At 12:29am on September 3, 2014, Evan Mills said…

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