We wanted to share this short and simple video which nevertheless made us very happy.
It was made by a group of children in Fiji that had received a batch of our donated lights, distributed by some friendly people that run a charity (we sell our…
how open is this organisation if small companies like ours (that are based in western countries, but are operating in several developing countries) appear to have an annual fee of USD $6000? That is something we simply never can afford…"
"Great comments from Kat & Evan, thanks.
Though it would be great to see this subject get covered in more details, I guess the experiences from the field.are already enough to validate the quote that 'up to 25-30% of income is needed/used…"
I appreciate that you have designed a lantern and want to define and differentiate it. But according tohttp://thesaurus.com/browse/lantern the definition of Lantern = lamp, so it seems they are interchangeable.
Note that a lantern used…"
"Furthermore, there is a great difference between costs of kerosene in/near urban centres (where arguably people with a higher than average income live) vs the costs in rural areas. According to another Lighting Africa document, this difference is…"
"There are many sides to the story:
- Price of kerosene in Kenya and elsewhere: about USD1 /litre (source) (currently its about 86 shillings to the $). What are the costs in other countries?
- Income and disparity: It is very surprising that the…"
"Hi Vivian, during our first small trials with our original light, villagers in Tanzania told us that they uses 1-2 litres of kerosene less per week, so 50-100l per year per solar-light.
Note that these are conservative figures as the lamp should…"
"Good questions/concerns. FWIW, we found that both in Tanzania as well as in PNG that our lights not only replace kerosene lights, but also battery-powered lights. It is difficult to quantify the impact our rechargeable NiMH batteries have compared…"
Are you familiar with Lighting Africa and the quality assurance testing procedures that will soon become a universal standard through the IEC? Just wondering if you are interested in having your product quality certified. I can put you in touch with our business development team if interested. But in the least, below is the website link if you want to read more. I don't mean to sound like a sales woman, I am quite the opposite. But through our program we have been able to provide constructive support to many companies like yours in the last few years.
Great to be acquainted. Can you share with me more about your organization and your interest in picoPV development impact research? Will you or someone from your organization be attending the Lighting Africa conference next week in Dakar?