Solar Panel

Worldwide, 1.5 billion people are without access to electricity, often living far from the electricity grid. Household solar systems and lanterns allow those consumers access to electricity and replace costly, harmful kerosene lamps and candles. While solar lanterns play an important role in curbing kerosene usage and providing light to students, more sophisticated solar systems have been developed in recent years that provide a range of functionality to customers – from mobile charging to TV usage. While solar technology has been promoted in developing countries since the 1970s, it is only recently that falling prices and innovative business models have led to more widespread adoption.